‘Mad Max’ Star Grant Page Killed in Car Accident

The entertainment world is in mourning after it was confirmed that 85-year-old screen legend Grant Page has been killed in a car accident.

The world-famous Australian stuntman featured in major hits such as the “Mad Max” movies.

Page was driving alone near his home in Kendall on the mid-north coast of New South Wales on Thursday when he hit a tree.

His son Leroy Page told Daily Mail Australia that an ambulance and police were at the scene within minutes.

No further details of the accident have been released.

Leroy, 49, described his father as a “legend” and said the tragic accident came at a time when his dad was making plans for new projects.

“He died in very high spirits and he was very motivated. He was very happy,” he said.

Grant Page was a pioneer of Australia’s golden age of cinema in the 1970s.

His long list of credits includes such action-oriented films as “Mad Max” (1979), “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” (1985), “The Man from Hong Kong” (1975), and “Roadgames” (1981).

Page also had a secondary career as an actor and starred in “Deathcheaters” (1976) and “Stunt Rock” (1978).

Page recently worked on George Miller’s films “Three Thousand Years of Longing” and the “Mad Max” prequel “Furiosa” as a stunt performer.

His long-time friend and former manager Brian Trenchard-Smith posted a touching tribute to Page on his blog on Thursday.

“Grant Page was Australia’s pioneer stunt performer and my friend for fifty-two years,” Trenchard-Smith shared.

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“I will miss him terribly.

“He was an inspiring man, who lived uncompromisingly.

“Most people accept that age weighs upon us, gravity holds us down, death awaits us if we dare too much.

“Not necessarily, said Grant, as he successfully tampered with the laws of physics and probability.”

In the documentary film “Not Quite Hollywood,” Trenchard-Smith summed up Page’s extraordinary skill and daring.

“He’s the guy you get to dodge the cars, slide down the cliff on fire, jump into the water, and fight the shark,” he said.

Known for his extraordinary ability to stage eye-popping stunts with vehicles, Page was famed for a trick known as the “transfer.”

This entailed Page climbing out the window of one car into another car travelling side by side at high speed.

He was also famous for leaping off cliffs on fire and his ability to withstand being “hit” by a fast-moving vehicle.

Page was survived by his four sons Adrian, 52, Jeremy, 51, Leroy, 49, Gulliver, 47, ex-wife Joy and former partner Ulli.

Grant was known as “indestructible” in the film world.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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