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LOS ANGELES, USA – A crew member died in a fall on the set of Marvel Studios television series Wonder Man on Tuesday, February 6, a spokesperson for the Walt Disney-owned studio said.
The 50-year old rigger fell from a catwalk onto a stage at Radford Studio Center just outside of Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Riggers set up scaffolding to hold lights, cameras and other equipment at different angles.
Filming was not taking place at the time, and production was halted for the day. The deceased man was not identified.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident,” a Marvel spokesperson said.
Wonder Man is an upcoming Disney+ series that stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Simon Williams, a stunt man turned superhero.
Deaths on movie and TV sets are rare. One of the most high-profile instances occurred in October 2021 when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot by a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal.
Baldwin has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter. – Rappler.com