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The Baldwin case and other tragic accidents that left people dead on a recording set


The death of Halyna Hutchins, a 42-year-old cinematographer, while working on the film "Rust" in New Mexico, is just the latest tragedy to occur on a set.

Three deadly tragedies that occurred on movie sets 1:29

(CNN) -- 

Hollywood is the land of fiction, but the specter of death can hang over movie and TV sets.

The death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a firearm on the set of the film "Rust" in New Mexico in October 2021 is just the latest to occur. in a filming.

  • Shots by Alec Baldwin with a "prop weapon"

    killed the cinematographer and wounded the director on filming 

What do we know about Halyna Hutchins?


Director Joel Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for care.

No details about his condition were released.

"Rust" is a western film set in the 1880s starring Alec Baldwin, Travis Fimmel, and Jensen Ackles.

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Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop firearm Thursday on the set of the movie "Rust."

The cinematographer and the director received impacts.

She died and the man was injured and was taken to a hospital.

See in this gallery the devastating images of the scene.

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The incident occurred Thursday at approximately 1:50 p.m. local time, investigators said.

In this image, actor Alec Baldwin is seen in a moment of anguish in the parking lot in front of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Offices after being questioned Thursday about the shooting on set.

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Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office officials arrived at the scene of the accidental shooting.

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The incident took place at Bonanza Creek Ranch.

In the photo, a police patrol leaves the place after investigating the facts.

(Wasson/Getty Images)

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Alec Baldwin speaks on the phone outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Offices.

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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter and pronounced dead by medical staff at the University of New Mexico Hospital, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

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The film's director, Joel Souza, 48, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center by ambulance for care.

No details about his condition were released.

The case has brought to mind other dark episodes in filming:

Other accidents on the recording set

Brandon Lee

While filming the movie "The Raven" in 1993, actor Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee, was killed when he was struck by a bullet from a gun that was supposed to have only blanks, but had one bullet lodged in the barrel. .

Brandon Lee's family tweeted a statement in the wake of the incident on a New Mexico film set that claimed the life of the cinematographer and injured the film's director.

"Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and everyone involved in the "Rust" incident. No one should ever be killed with a firearm on a film set. Period."

  • Brandon Lee's family speaks out after Alec Baldwin accidentally killed a colleague with a prop gun on a movie set

John Eric Hexum

Prop pistols can be deadly if fired at very close range.

In 1984, actor John-Eric Hexum was 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.

The blank shot pushed a piece of his skull into his brain and he was disconnected from a life support system a week later.


Images of the place where Alec Baldwin accidentally killed a film's cinematographer and injured the director

vic morrow

Vic Morrow, here in a scene from the movie "The Streets of San Francisco" in 1973, died along with two child actors, Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen in 1982 when a stunt helicopter crashed on top of them during filming from "Twilight Zone: The Movie".

The accident resulted in a manslaughter case against director John Landis and four others.

The group was eventually cleared.

  • Who was Halyna Hutchins?

    Tribute to the cinematographer who died after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun

Source: cnnespanol

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