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The Baldwin Case and Other Tragic Accidents That Killed People on a Recording Set

(CNN) — Hollywood is a land of the imagination, but the specter of real deaths can haunt movie and TV sets.

The death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins, 42, after actor Alec Baldwin set off a firearm on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico in October 2021 is one of the tragedies that struck during filming.

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There have been several cases of crew members and stuntmen being killed, including a stuntwoman, while performing on the set of “Deadpool 2” in 2017.

Cast members have also died from accidents on set.

These are other accidents that happened on recording sets

brandon lee

While filming the movie “The Raven” in 1993, Bruce Lee’s son, actor Brandon Lee, was killed when he was shot with a gun that fired only blanks.

Actor Michael Massey, who played drug dealer Funboy in the film, shot Lee during a scene with a gun that was later found to be improperly loaded.

The dummy bullets were replaced with cardboard padding, but a bullet fragment broke off and remained in the gun.

The metal end of the fake bullet lodged in Lee’s stomach. I was 28 years old.

Brandon Lee’s family released a statement following Hutchins’ death on the set of “Rust”.

“Our hearts go out to the family of Halina Hutchins and Joel Souza and everyone involved in the ‘Rust’ incident,” he added.

John Eric Hexum

Prop pistols can be fatal if fired from too close.

In 1984, actor Jon-Erik Hexum was reportedly playing with a gun on the set of “Cover Up: Golden Opportunity” and died after putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger.

Blank pushed a piece of his skull into his brain, and a week later he was taken off life support.

Jon-Erik Hexum starred in the 1982 NBC series “Voyagers!” But rose to fame after playing the lead role of Phineas Bogg.

Vic Morrow

Victor Morrow had a long career as an actor and director when he starred in “Twilight Zone: The Movie” in 1982.

Morrow played a racist who goes back in time and encounters situations where he is persecuted.

In a scene directed by John Landis, the actor and two child actors, Myca Dinh Le, 7, and Renée Shin-Yi Chen, 6, film a scene in which they flee a Vietnamese village during the Vietnam War, while a The stunt helicopter is visible from above. them.

The helicopter crashed following a pyrotechnic explosion, killing Morrow, 53, and the children as well.

Landis, Pilot and three others were charged with murder. All were acquitted after a high-profile trial that lasted nearly nine months.

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