Darren Shahlavi, an actor and martial artist who had roles on Arrow and in the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, died at the age of 42 on Jan. 14, according to Los Angeles County coroner assistant chief Ed Winter. According to Winter, the cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology and additional tests. TMZ has reported that he died of an overdose.
Arrow star Stephen Amell tweeted about Shahlavi’s death:
RIP Darren Shahlavi. 1st guy I ever fought on Arrow. He was a great dude & a patient, thoughtful partner. Fight looked good because of him.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) January 20, 2015
According to Variety, Shahlavi moved to Hong Kong in the 1990s where he worked as a stuntman. His other credits include I Spy, Watchmen, the TV movie Aladdin and the Death Lamp, and Ip Man 2.