Taraja Ramsess, known for his work in films like Black Panther and The Avengers, lost his life in a car crash that also claimed the lives of three of his children, including a newborn daughter. The incident occurred on Halloween night, October 31, 2023, when Taraja Ramsess was driving with his children on a highway exit in DeKalb County, Georgia.
The devastating accident resulted in the death of Taraja Ramsess and two of his children on the night of the crash. His ten-year-old son, Kisasi, succumbed to his injuries four days later. Ramsess’s three-year-old daughter, Shazia, survived the crash with minor injuries and is recovering in the hospital. Another 15-year-old girl who was in the car escaped with minimal harm.
It has been confirmed that Taraja Ramsess was behind the wheel at the time of the collision, which involved a broken-down tractor-trailer. However, the exact cause of the accident remains unclear.
Taraja Ramsess was renowned for his stunt work and had roles in major productions such as Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War. In addition to his stunt career, he held numerous art department positions on films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Fast & Furious 7.
Ramsess’s mother, Akili, shared the heartbreaking news of her son’s passing, describing his love for his children and his passion for martial arts, motorcycles, and filmmaking. She posted photos of Taraja with his children, expressing her disbelief and sorrow over their loss.
Award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay paid tribute to Taraja Ramsess, highlighting his regal presence and his willingness to take on challenging roles for the sake of his craft. She celebrated his character and the lasting impact he left on those who had the privilege of working with him.
The tragic car crash has sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, with many mourning the loss of Taraja Ramsess and his beloved children.