We are sad to report that James Bond stunt coordinator and double Martin Grace has died at the age of 67.
According to an update posted on Bondstars, Martin died on Wednesday, 27 January. The stuntman has apparently suffered a cycling accident in late November, which landed him in the hospital for several weeks with a fractured pelvis. This week he was taken from his home in Spain to the hospital again after developing breathing problems. He died yesterday after suffering an aneurism.
A longtime crewmember on the 007 films, Martin was Roger Moore’s stunt double and worked on every one of his Bond outings throughout the 1970’s and 80’s. It was in 1983’s Octopussy in which he was seriously injured following an accident during the train sequence. For more, see the Inside Octopussy documentary found on the Octopussy Ultimate Editon and Special Edition DVDs.
After leaving the Bond series, Martin continued his stunt work into the 1990’s and 2000’s, with credits on The Truman Show, Anna and the King, The Number 23 and many other features.
CommanderBond.net wishes to extend their condolences to the family and friends of Martin Grace.