“No one should ever be killed by a gun on the set of a movie,” tweeted Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee, after the fatal accident involving Alec Baldwin on the set of a western.
Its link with the drama?
In March 1993, her brother, actor Brandon Lee, died while filming "The Crow" after being shot and wounded.
Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on “Rust”.
No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set.
- Brandon Bruce Lee (@brandonblee) October 22, 2021
In February 1993, Brandon Lee was chosen to play Eric Daven, the hero of the film adaptation of the comic book series The Crow, telling the story of a young man who comes back to life and decides to avenge death. of his girlfriend.
On the set, Lee's performance in the role of Daven, dressed up for the occasion as a half-joker, half-gothic psychopath, caused a sensation.
Alec Baldwin shoots woman dead on western set
The drama takes place on the night of March 31, 1993, as Bruce Lee's son rehearses with actor Michael Massee a score-settling scene in North Carolina.
The latter is supposed to shoot him with a blank loaded revolver.
The detonation sounds but when the film crew shouts: “Cut!
Brandon Lee stays on the ground.
The actor received a 44 caliber bullet in the abdomen, seriously injuring him.
Taken to hospital, he died there overnight, from his injuries.
Controversies and posthumous success
The investigation will later reveal that the projectile was stuck in the barrel of the colt used to shoot the scene.
The prosecutor in charge of the investigation had concluded in the "negligence" but the death of Brandon Lee, which recalls that of his father Bruce Lee, died prematurely of cerebral edema, causes at the time of many controversies.
As a tribute to the young actor who died, the director decides to finish the film.
Video of the tragedy is destroyed by the FBI and the scene is entirely re-shot, according to Vanity Fair.
The experimental techniques to replace the actor in the film entail a significant additional cost at the time, but the film will meet, ironically, a considerable success on its release.