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Carlos Lopez IV died fro his injuries after he tried to jump from a hostel roof. Facebook

A stunt double who worked on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has died after attempting a parkour jump at a hostel in Lisbon.

A martial arts expert, from North Carolina, Carlos Lopez IV tried to jump from his fourth floor window to a balcony at the Goodnight Hostel in the Portuguese capital.

He died from injuries he sustained after falling to the ground.

Describing the scene of his death a neighbour told Portuguese local media she had "never seen so much blood".

"I woke up with the noise, went to the window and saw the young man lying on the ground, on an interior patio we share with the hostel where it happened," said 77-year-old Natercia Gama.

Lopez, 25, has worked on a number of Hollywood films including this summer's blockbusters Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and 22 Jump Street.

Tributes have been paid to the stunt performer on Facebook.

His friend Gabe Hansen wrote: "Three months ago I met a kid in Jersey City, he took me in, gave me a place to stay, he became my training partner, my teammate, my roommate, my little brother, he was selfless, humble to a fault, his heart was pure gold.

"Thank you Carlos for sharing the love with me. It's still hard to believe you would leave, but it was your time, it's not the end...See you soon brother."

According to his IMDB page, Lopez was working on a new film called The Nest which stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and is due for release next year.

Parkour is a popular urban sport which involves trying to get from place to place by any means possible, including jumping, swinging and climbing over buildings.