‘Titans’ Special Effects Coordinator Killed in Stunt Rehearsal Accident

Brenda Watkins
July 19, 2019

On Thursday, Warner Bros. announced that one of the DC Comics show's crew members, special effects coordinator Warren Appleby, died following an accident at a special effects facility.

According to TMZ, Warren Appleby was attended to by EMTs and was put on a stretcher, but it was reported by the local authorities that the stunt coordinator passed away while en route to the hospital. "Television Group and DC UNIVERSE, wish to express our deepest condolences, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren's family and friends at this most hard time".

Right now, Titans season 2 production has been temporarily shut down.

Sources tell TMZ, Appleby died after he was struck in the head by a piece of heavy metal and killed while overseeing a vehicle stunt. Television Group said in a joint statement. Warren was a 25-year veteran in television and motion pictures.

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Titans is an original live-action show produced for Warner Bros.' DC streaming service, DC Universe.

Appleby also worked with del Toro on the FX series The Strain, on which he was nominated for a VES Award in 2016 in the category of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode. He was very near and very dear and an integral part of our core team.

Costume designer Alex Kavanaugh tweeted: 'Overwhelming loss and grief for the tragic passing of Warren Appleby today. The incident took place during the production of the second season of Titans.

"Titans" premiered in 2018 and stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson and Anna Diop as Starfire. The Ministry of Labour is said to be now investigating the situation to make sure the accident was just that.

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