Ju Kun, a 32 year old veteran martial arts expert and assistant martial arts choreographer for Jet Li is among the 227 passengers on board of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is mourned for its sudden disappearance.
The stuntman had completed a day of training and choreography and made a quick trip from Pinewood Studios in Malaysia to his home in Beijing, according for news source Deadline.
Kun was flying home to begin production on the new Netflix series “Marco Polo” in the next few weeks.
“All of us on location in Malaysia are devastated as we go through this agonising 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,” said the show’s creator John Fusco.
Ju Kun has worked as Jet Li’s stunt double in films like “Fearless”, “The Expendables”, “The Grandmaster” and “The Forbidden Kingdom”. Fusco also mentioned that Ju Kun’s mastery of several martial arts styles made his choreography unique.
“Right now we 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.”
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing over the weekend (8 March), 35,000 feet over Vietnam. Search efforts by various countries are currently underway, but no wreckage had been found yet.