Ryan Shepard, who performed as Eminem's stunt double in the early 2000s, has died... heartbreakingly dying after being struck while crossing the street.
According to TMZ Kyle, Ryan's brother, Said that Ryan died at the end of January in Washington after being hit by an oncoming pickup vehicle. He was transported to the hospital by emergency personnel, but it was too late.
He returned to the stage with the rapper for his 2002 Anger Management Tour, as well as his Japan and Europe tours the following year; he also featured as Eminem's double in D12's "Purple Hills" music video.
Ryan was highly clever, according to Kyle, and went on to work as a ride mechanical engineer at Disney before moving on to Elon Musk's SpaceX as a test automation engineer. Ryan has two children, ages seven and eleven. And h He was Only 40 years old.