October 17, 2003 by

Butch Brickell

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William ”Butch” Brickell, one of Miami’s best-known stuntmen, died on Oct. 13. Cause of death was not released. He was 46.
Brickell was the great-great-grandson of Miami pioneers William and Mary Brickell. A thrillseeker from a very young age, his life began on a rather ordinary path. After graduating from Ransom Everglades School, he took over the family’s property management business, then opened his own shipping company.
When Hollywood began shooting several films in South Florida in 1993, Brickell’s movie career took off. He appeared in the Hulk Hogan film, “The Nanny,” then landed his first job as a stuntman in the Sylvester Stallone thriller, “The Specialist.”
Brickell later did stunt jobs on “Fair Game,” “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Bad Boys.” He also raced boats for a scene in the TV show, “CSI Miami.”

7 Responses to Butch Brickell

  1. Tasha Heavener-Stanton

    Butch had a wonderful sense of humor. He was a lot of fun. I knew him many years ago and had lost touch but, I will remember him fondly and I wish well and extend my condolances to those close to him who are missing him.
    Sincerely, Tasha Heavener-Stanton

  2. Linda Minor

    Butch was my cousin and I miss him greatly. He was kind, caring, generous and always lived life to it’s fullest. I never heard him say a mean word about anybody. I promise I will keep his memory alive. Miss you Butch

  3. cindy cline reynolds

    My name is Cindy Cline Reynolds and when I was little, my parents owned a summer resort in International Falls, Minnesota. We would live there in the summer months, however, until I was 9, we would go down to Miami each winter and stay at the Brickell Apartments. I became very good friends with Butchie, and I’ve always wondered what happened to him. I was wondering if this could be my “Butchie.” I am presently 46 (in 2005) so the age is about right. If anyone has any past history or pictures of this Butch, I’d be happy to hear from you at billcindytaylor@yahoo.com. Thanks!

  4. Leo A.

    I met Butch in 2002 in Los Angeles, through a mutual stunt buddy and I got the opportunity to hang out with Butch a few times. I even took him to Bucca De Peppo Italian restaurant for his first time and he enjoyed it very much. I just wanted to say, he was one of the most down to earth guys I ever met. We had good times. Happy birthday once again soon on April 18th. I have a supercar concept you would’ve love……… God Bless.

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