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Entertainment Brandon Lee's family offer support following Halyna Hutchins's death on film set

18:26  22 october  2021
18:26  22 october  2021 Source:   covermg.com

Who is Halyna Hutchins, accidentally killed by Alec Baldwin on the filming of "Rust"?

 Who is Halyna Hutchins, accidentally killed by Alec Baldwin on the filming of © Onia RecCHIA / Getty Images North America / AFP Halyna Hutchins On the official launch evening of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the director of photography on the filming of a film in New Mexico. Halyna Hutchins, 42, who had worked on thirty films, was a Hollywood promise. The profession pays tribute to him.

The family of late actor Brandon Lee have spoken out following cinematographer Halyna Hutchins's tragic death in an onset firearm accident.

Brandon Lee © Provided by Cover Media Brandon Lee

The incident occurred on the set of Alec Baldwin's western movie Rust in New Mexico on Thursday after a prop gun the actor was handling discharged and killed Hutchins and seriously injured director Joel Souza.

Brandon, the son of the late action star Bruce Lee, was killed on the set of The Crow in 1993 after an actor fired a gun that he believed to be loaded with blanks but which also contained a dummy cartridge that was lodged in the gun.

Alec Baldwin: Who was Halyna Hutchins, the woman he killed by accident?

 Alec Baldwin: Who was Halyna Hutchins, the woman he killed by accident? © Backgrid UK / Bestimage Alec Baldwin: Who was Halyna Hutchins, the woman he killed by accident? Halyna Hutchins was killed by a bullet drawn accidentally by the famous actor on the sidelines of a shoot. Director of the film photography, who was she? Back on his career. Thursday, October 21, in New Mexico, The world of cinema learned the death of Halyna Hutchins , only 42 years old. Director of the photography on the shooting of the film Rust , it would have succumbed to its injuries.

The late star's name trended on Twitter following the incident and his family used an account maintained by his sister Shannon to offer their support to all those involved in the tragedy that killed Hutchins.

"Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on Rust," Shannon tweeted. "No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period."

A host of Hollywood stars and filmmakers have also paid tribute to Hutchins, including Joe Manganiello, who worked with her on the movie Archenemy, Elijah Wood, and James Gunn.

In a statement to the media, officials from the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office confirmed that Baldwin had discharged the firearm and that their investigations are ongoing.

"The sheriff's office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography, and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor," they said.

"Ms Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St Vincent regional medical center where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident."

Timeline of events: How the fatal Rust shooting unfolded, moment by moment .
The cast and crew of Rust had just returned from lunch when it happened. One minute, producer-star Alec Baldwin and a handful of others were rehearsing a scene in a wooden church on a dusty Old West movie set meant to look like 1880s Kansas. The next minute, two people were bleeding from gunshot wounds — one of which would prove to be fatal — and everyone was reeling from confusion and shock. Here, based on a search warrant affidavit and 911 calls, is a moment-by-moment account of what happened that day.

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