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It is with regret and sadness that we report that long time stunt player, martial artist, and actor Darren Shahlavi, known for his work on Ip Man 2 (as Twister), Mutant Herlant Chronicles, Arrow, and the upcoming Kickboxer: Vengeance, has passed away. He was 42 years old. Darren will be missed by family, friends, and action movie fans across the world.

The Film Fan Dojo sends out condolences to his family, friends, all who will mourn the shocking loss. We take solace in the fact that Darren Shahlavi lived his dreams of being a martial arts and action movie performer and star. He worked with some big names like Donnie Yen, JCVD, Sammo Hung, Robert Samuels,  Michael Jai white, Scott Adkins, and many others.

RIP Darren Shahlavi. You gave us martial arts movie fans exciting and thrilling moments. You will be missed, but not forgotten!