International action superstar Jet Li reportedly made a donation amounting to 5.8 million Hong Kong dollars ($750,000) to the family of his stunt double, Liu Kun, who died during the filming of “The Expendables 2” back in 2011.
It was not reported when the donation was made as Li had reportedly intended for the donation to be kept private, according to the Malay Online.
Jet Li’s generosity recently came to light only after local Hong Kong media outlets reported on the 195,000 Hong Kong dollars ($25,000) compensation awarded to Liu’s parents, Liu Zong Yu Liu and Bai Yan Mei, following a long-drawn-out court battle which lasted over four years.
Back in 2012, the couple filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Millennium Films and the film’s stunt coordinator.
Liu’s parents had claimed that the filmmakers and Stahelski “negligently and carelessly failed to provide adequate protection from harm to the participants of the stunts”.
They sued the company for funeral and burial expenses as well as “the loss of society, love, comfort, attention, services and support” of their son, BBC reported.
Liu died at age 26 in October 2011 on the set of the film in Ognyanovo dam in Bulgaria. The stuntman, who came from the northern Chinese province of Shangxi, perished from the wounds he sustained from an explosion on-set.
At the time of the tragic accident, Bulgarian authorities also reported that another stuntman was seriously injured during the explosion.