Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot dead by Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust on Thursday when the actor fired a prop gun he reportedly didn’t know had live rounds in
Image: Halyna Hutchins/Instagram)
Tributes are pouring in for Halyna Hutchins after she died at the age of 42.
The cinematographer was one of two people accidentally shot on the set of new film Rust, which was being filmed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Halyna was airlifted from the Bonanza Creek Ranch after being shot. She was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she sadly passed away.
The film’s director, Joel Souza, was said to still be in intensive care after being hit in the shoulder.
It’s been confirmed that lead actor on the film Alec Baldwin discharged the prop firearm, with the star reportedly not knowing it was loaded with live rounds.
The Ukrainian-born, Los Angeles-based director of photography’s credits also include films such as Archenemy, Blindfire and The Mad Hatter.
In 2019 she was selected as one of American Cinematographer magazine’s Rising Stars.
Following the news of her death, many celebrities and directors took to social media to pay their condolences.
The director of Archenemy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, tweeted: “I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set.
“She was a brilliant talent who was absolutely committed to art and to film.”
Writer, director and producer of films such as The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan, wrote: “My heart breaks for the family and friends of Halyna Hutchins – this is just horrifying and devastating news.”
Actor and producer Elijah Wood also commented: “Absolutely horrifying and devastating news about cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. My heart goes out to her family.”
The Suicide Squad director James Gunn said: “My greatest fear is that someone will be fatally hurt on one of my sets. I pray this will never happen.
“My heart goes out to all of those affected by the tragedy today on Rust, especially Halyna Hutchins & her family.”
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Just days before her death, Halyna shared a happy video to her Instagram of her horse riding. She captioned the post: “One of the perks of shooting a western is you get to ride horses on your day off.”
Dwayne Johnson was among those now leaving comments on the post as he wrote: “I am so so sorry.
“Rest easy. My love and strength to your family.”
Producer James Cullen Bressack also took to the comments section, penning: “I will miss you my friend…. This is devastating.”
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