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Ronald Ross, a stuntman and stunt coordinator for almost three decades, died Sept. 12 at Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73.
For nearly a decade, Ross worked for director Roger Corman as a stuntman, stunt coordinator and second-unit helmer and facilitated several co-productions with various Mexican outfits. He also worked with director H.B. Halicki on all four of his films, including the original “Gone in 60 Seconds” (1974).
Ross worked on more than 150 movies and TV shows in the U.S. and Mexico, among them the films “Eat My Dust” (1976), “Weekend at Bernie’s” (1989) and “Passenger 57” (1992) and the series “The FBI,” “Rat Patrol,” “The Rockford Files” and “Quincy.”
A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a graduate of Hollywood High School, Ross also directed two action films, “Joyride to Nowhere” (1977) and “Burning Vengeance” (1988).
Ross is survived by his wife, Susi Miller Ross; his daughter, Nicole; his granddaughter, Taylor; and his adopted son, Mike Ryan, also a stuntman.
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