News

Jet Li’s stunt double among passengers on missing Malaysian flight

Jet Li’s stunt double among passengers on missing Malaysian flight

MISSING PLANE: Airport staff move a white board plastered with messages of hope and encouragement to all involved with the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, MH370, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Tuesday, March 11, in Sepang, Malaysia. Authorities hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded their search on land and sea Tuesday, reflecting the difficulties in locating traces of the plane more than three days after it vanished. Photo: Associated Press/Wong Maye-E

Jet Li’s former stunt double Ju Kun has been identified among the passengers who were onboard a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the weekend.

Pilots of a flight en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China lost contact with airline authorities on Saturday, prompting fears of a crash.

Kun was among the 227 passengers onboard.

He was flying home from Pinewood Studios in Malaysia, and gearing up to begin production on Netflix series “Marco Polo” in the next few weeks.

“Marco Polo” creator John Fusco tells Deadline.com, “All of us on location in Malaysia are devastated as we go through this agonizing wait. Ju Kun is an integral and beloved member of our ‘Marco Polo’ family, and on behalf of Harvey Weinstein and Netflix, we are all profoundly shocked and saddened.

“Right now are are rallying around his wife, Li Ping as she awaits answers in Kuala Lumpur. Our hearts and prayers are also with all of the other missing passengers and their families.”

Jun previously worked on films “Fearless,” “The Expendables,” “The Grandmaster” and “The Forbidden Kingdom.”

A search effort is currently underway, but no wreckage had been found. Reports suggest the plane may have attempted to return to Malaysia.

Recent Headlines

27 mins ago in National

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

Fresh
15-overlay-14

The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

49 mins ago in Music

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood back for 50th CMA Awards

Fresh
carrieunderwood43551292041

The pair will return for their ninth consecutive co-hosting run in November.

54 mins ago in Lifestyle

Public pools are gross, but you’ll go swimming anyway

Fresh
16-overlay-10

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 80 percent of public pools fail routine health inspections.