- Lee died during the shooting of The Crow on March 28, 1993 in North Carolina
- He was fatally hit by a .44-caliber slug after another actor fired a prop gun
- Supposedly the empty space in the gun was filled
- His sister Sharon Lee runs the social media account
- Lee’s name trended on social media amid news of Baldwin tragedy
- Director of Photography Helena Hutchins dies at 42 in incident
- Director Joel Souza hospitalized with injuries
Relatives of Brandon Lee took to Twitter on Thursday to comment on the tragedy that occurred on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust in New Mexico, in which Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that injured director of photography Helena Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Death happened.
“Our condolences to the family of Helena Hutchins and Joel Souza and everyone involved in the Rust incident,” read a tweet from an account run by Lee’s sister Sharon Lee. ‘No one should ever be hit with a gun on a film set. Period.’
Lee, the son of martial-arts icon Bruce Lee, died at the age of 28 while filming The Crow in North Carolina on March 31, 1993. He was fatally hit by a .44-caliber slug, which was believed to be loaded with blanks, after another actor fired a prop gun at him.
LATEST: Relatives of Brandon Lee took to Twitter Thursday to comment on the tragedy on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust in New Mexico, with Baldwin discharging a prop firearm that injured director of photography Halina Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza died.
Investigators later revealed that the tip of a dummy cartridge was lodged in the gun and that the actor was killed when Blank was shot.
In Thursday’s tragedy at Bonanza Creek Ranch, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials confirmed the death of Hutchins, 42, who was taken to a New Mexico hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officials said Souza (48) is undergoing treatment at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.
Baldwin, 68, was seen crying outside the sheriff’s office Santa Fe New Mexican. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Juan Rios told the publication that Baldwin voluntarily spoke to investigators and gave them a statement.
“We are treating it as we would for any other investigation,” Rios told the newspaper.
A tweet from an account run by Lee’s sister Sharon Lee read, “No one should ever be shot with a gun on a film set.” Period.’
RIP: Helena Hutchins was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead at the age of 42. He was moved to Utah in 2019.
Director Joel Souza, 48, is being treated at Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, officials said. He was seen in NYC in 2019
Lee, as seen in The Crow, was fatally struck with a .44-caliber slug after another actor fired a prop gun at her, which was thought to have been loaded with blanks.
Several Twitter users on Thursday drew parallels between the tragedies on the site.
Journalist Mark Harris wrote, ‘One of the first stories I covered as a journalist was the sudden death of Brandon Lee. It left me with a lifelong fear of guns on set. it’s terrible.’
One user recalled, ‘Everyone in my generation immediately thought of Brandon Lee and it’s a horrifying situation.’
Another user said, ‘Hollywood has learned nothing after the Brandon Lee accident. Really sad. My heart goes out to Heleena’s family.
Another said, ‘The fact that any gun that has the ability to kill anyone is ever brought on a film set, absolutely astonishes me. We should have done better after Brandon Lee.
Several Twitter users on Thursday drew parallels between the tragedies on the site