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Chase Stokes Mourns Death of His Outer Banks Stand-In



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Chase Stokes is mourning the dying of his buddy and “Outer Banks” stand-in, 22-year-old Alexander Jennings, who was killed in a hit-and-run incident early Tuesday morning. “It’s with nice disappointment that I share on Tuesday Alexander ‘AJ’ Jennings’s mom knowledgeable me of his tragic dying,” Kimmie Stewart Casting shared in a Facebook post on July 5. “Outer Banks crew & forged suffered a horrible loss when AJ was caught by two automobiles, that fled the scene early this morning. AJ was a fantastic, type soul & a shiny mild day by day on set.”

“I want I had extra phrases to say proper now, however the previous day has been a battle to say the least.”

On July 6, Stokes, who labored intently with Jennings, shared a tribute to the late actor and mannequin on his Instagram Tales. “Nonetheless attempting to course of why sure issues occur, and why the world works within the ways in which it does,” he wrote. “My coronary heart is shattered. Your life was simply beginning. We JUST talked about how pumped you have been about your tunes, how far you’d include that ole 6 string and your need to maintain creating artwork. At all times all the time making others hearts heat and being so rattling selfless. I want I had extra phrases to say proper now, however the previous day has been a battle to say the least.”

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed Jennings’s dying in a press release, explaining {that a} male pedestrian was strolling within the highway in North Charleston, SC, round 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by two autos that fled the world, in accordance with witness testimonies. Earlier than his dying, Jennings was within the strategy of filming season three of “Outer Banks,” the place he labored as a stand-in and picture double for Stokes’s character, John B.

“I can’t fathom the shock and tragedy of AJ’s sudden loss and our ideas are along with his household and pals throughout this troublesome time,” the casting company continued. “I perceive this message could also be troublesome to course of for these of you that met & turned quick pals with AJ. . . . We’ll miss this wonderful human & his infectious smile dearly.”

After sharing his heartbreak over the lack of his buddy and colleague, Stokes added, “All of us love you, you touched all of our lives and made us all higher individuals, and for that — Thanks AJ. Fly excessive angel.”