English actor and martial artist Darren Shahlavi is a man whose career remains one of the most prolific in today's film industry for martial arts fans alike. Having spawned a career from his heyday as a Hong Kong stuntman to movies ranging several genres, Shahlavi's most notable films include roles in Tai Chi II with Jacky Wu Jing, Bloodmoon with Gary Daniels, I Spy with Eddie Murphy, The Final Cut with Robin Williams, Ip Man 2 with Donnie Yen, Tactical Force and The Package with actor Steve Austin, and most recently in shows like Arrow, Metal Hurlant Chronicles and Mortal Kombat Legacy opposite Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan.
"Darren died peacefully in his sleep. More details are still coming out. Thanks for all of your support. Please feel free to post your thoughts and memories of Darren Shahlavi as this is of great support and comfort to all of Darren's family, friends and fans."The late Shahlavi who left us at the young age of 42, is currently expected to appear in director Ricardo Gabrielli R's upcoming superhero action short, Zambo Dende with Marko Zaror, in addition to director Ernie Barbarash's Pound Of Flesh opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme, and the current production of Kickboxer: Vengeance with actors Alain Moussi and Dave Bautista, although no word is known yet on how today's news will affect either of these.
Rest in Peace @Shahlavi ...you were a great action star and a great person...it was an honor to have known you.
— Albert Valentin (@AlbertV1979) January 20, 2015
RIP Darren @Shahlavi , you were a trusted and valued friend, colleague and brother, will treasure the memories my friend
— Big Mike Leeder (@bigmikeleeder) January 20, 2015
In memory of @Shahlavi RIP to a gentelman! You’ll be missed!
— Riccardo Gabrielli R (@riccafilm) January 20, 2015