Hollywood is paying tribute to the Air Force pilot who died in a plane crash Wednesday.
Maj. Stephen Del Bagno was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine aerial demonstration training flight.
“Your humble attitude and ideals have stayed with me and inspired a stronger approach to my work,” actress Brie Larson said on social media.
Del Bagno served as a consultant for the upcoming movie “Captain Marvel.”
We lost a friend yesterday. Marvel Studios is saddened to hear of the loss of Air Force Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, who we were lucky to get to know during his time as a consultant on Captain Marvel. We will miss him greatly; he’ll always be part of the team.
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) April 6, 2018
Larson, who will play the superhero Carol Danvers in the movie, said in the post that he inspired her to work harder and live fuller.
Cajun, I didn’t know it was possible to feel my heart continue to break deeper and deeper as the reality sets in. You were a brilliant pilot and an even better person. Thank you for inspiring me to work harder and live fuller. When you talked about the Air Force; the adventure, the rituals, the community – I felt your passion and purpose. Your humble attitude and ideals have stayed with me and inspired a stronger approach to my work. There is no Carol without you. You helped create her and I am forever grateful. I hold the call sign you gave me with your fellow pilots and Thunderbird brothers with pride. Its going to take awhile to get over this, but I understand that this is life. I am thinking about your family and the broken hearts at Nellis. Thank you for impacting my life. Rest easy brother. Sparrow, forever 💔
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