August 11, 2022


Chase Stokes Mourns "Outer Banks" Stand-In AJ Jennings: "My Coronary heart Is Shattered"

Chase Stokes is mourning the dying 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 unhappiness that I share on Tuesday Alexander ‘AJ’ Jennings’s mom knowledgeable me of his tragic dying,” Kimmie Stewart Casting shared in a Fb publish 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 gorgeous, sort soul & a brilliant mild every single 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 intently 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 at all times 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 dying in a press launch, explaining {that a} male pedestrian was strolling within the street in North Charleston, SC, round 2:30 a.m. when he was hit by two automobiles that fled the realm, in response to witness testimonies. Earlier than his dying, Jennings was within the technique of filming season three of “Outer Banks,” the place he labored as a stand-in and photograph double for Stokes’s character, John B.

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“I can not fathom the shock and tragedy of AJ’s sudden loss and our ideas are along with his household and mates throughout this tough time,” the casting company continued. “I perceive this message could also be tough to course of for these of you that met & turned quick mates with AJ. . . . We’ll miss this superb 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 individuals, and for that — Thanks AJ. Fly excessive angel.”