Hunger Games stuntman dies in parkour fall at hostel in Lisbon

Carlos Lopez IV travelled to the Portuguese capital with his girlfriend

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stun double dies in parkour fall

A Hollywood stuntman who worked on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie has died after falling from a fourth floor window at a hostel in Portugal.

Carlos Lopez IV, 25, reportedly attempted a parkour jump at the Goodnight Hostel in Lisbon.

NBC News reports that the stunt double, from North Carolina, USA, had travelled with his girlfriend to the Portuguese capital.

A hostel employee told NBC News that Lopez had spoken of his love of parkour, the practice of getting from place to place by jumping, swinging and climbing over buildings.

Neighbour Natercia Gama, 77, told Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha: "I've never seen as much blood. I woke up with the noise, went to the window and saw the young man lying on the ground, on an interior patio we share with the hostel where it happened."

Tributes were posted on Facebook and Lopez's friend Gabe Hansen wrote: "Three months ago I met a kid in Jersey City, he took me in, gave me a place to stay, he became my training partner, my teammate, my roommate, my little brother, he was selfless, humble to a fault, his heart was pure gold.

"Thank you Carlos for sharing the love with me. Its still hard to believe you would leave, but it was your time, it's not the end...See you soon brother."

Mr Lopez's film credits include 22 Jump Street, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Olympus Has Fallen and the upcoming John Wick and The Nest.

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