Halyna Hutchins was the cinematographer. One other person was hurt when Alec Baldwin used a prop firearm to shoot off the New Mexico movie set Rust Thursday. It was not the first movie disaster - it was 2016. Associated Press An investigation revealed that 43 people died on U.S. film and TV sets between 1990 and 1990. It also didn’t mark the first accidental onset shooting as a similar incident almost 30 years earlier left Brandon Lee (son of Bruce Lee) dead.
Lee was accidentally killed and shot while on the set of The Crow. Another actor shot a revolver improperly prepared in 1993 and fired the fatal shot, resulting in the adaptation of the comic book of the same title. The incident happened in March 1993, just a month after filming had begun. The crew and cast were filming a scene in Carolco Studios, Wilmington, North Carolina. Eric Draven, Lee’s character, entered Eric Draven’s apartment in the scene. During the scene, another actor shot Lee from a distance of 15-20 feet with a Smith & Wesson Model 629 .44 Magnum revolver, according to History.com. Lee was injured in the abdomen by the bullet that lodged in his spine. At 28 years old, Actor Lee was rushed to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina. He died on March 31, 1993.
The incident was investigated, and it was found that the prop guns, which were supposed to be loaded with blanks, had been loaded with them. “Incorrectly made dummy rounds.” According to reports, a tip of one of the cartridge’s bullets broke off from the cartridge and lodged in the gun. It was fired along with the blank at Lee during filming. The district attorney decided against bringing charges against Crowvision, the production company making the movie.
Lee’s tragic death has been a focal point in discussions surrounding the Rust tragedy. The incident took place Thursday afternoon at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe County, and New Mexico set of the western film after Baldwin discharged a prop gun. The incident left Hutchins, 42, dead, and injured director Joel Souza, who has since been released from the hospital. The incident is under investigation.
Following the accidental shooting, Lee’s family released a statement via his official Twitter account, sharing, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Halyna Hutchins’ family, Joel Souza, and everyone involved in this incident. “Rust.” A gun on a set of films should never be used to kill anyone. No.