A stunt performer has died in a motorcycle crash after she lost control of the vehicle she was driving on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, Canada.

It's understood the stuntwoman crashed through the glass of the Shaw Tower's ground floor studio at around 8:20am on Monday morning.

In a statement, the Vancouver PD said:  "Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle."

Police have since cordoned off the area and an full investigation is under way.

A spokesman for 20th Century Fox commented, “We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of  Deadpool 2 this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.”

Deadpool 2 began filming in June and according to Deadline, this was the stunt driver's first film.