Chase Stokes Mourns Dying of His Outer Banks Stand-In

Chase Stokes is mourning the loss of life of his pal 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 loss of life,” Kimmie Stewart Casting shared in a Facebook post on July 5. “Outer Banks crew & solid suffered a horrible loss when AJ was caught by two vehicles, that fled the scene early this morning. AJ was a lovely, form soul & a vivid 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 carefully with Jennings, shared a tribute to the late actor and mannequin on his Instagram Tales. “Nonetheless making an attempt 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 preserve creating artwork. All the time 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 loss of life 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 realm, in response to witness testimonies. Earlier than his loss of life, Jennings was within the means of filming season three of “Outer Banks,” the place he labored as a stand-in and photograph double for Stokes’s character, John B.

“I can’t fathom the shock and tragedy of AJ’s sudden loss and our ideas are together with his household and mates 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 & grew to become quick mates with AJ. . . . We are going to miss this wonderful human & his infectious smile dearly.”

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

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