Halyna Hutchins

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dies after prop gun was discharged by Alec Baldwin

Filmmaker Halyna Hutchins dies after prop gun was "discharged by Alec Baldwin" on a film set, police said.

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A woman is dead and a man injured following an incident on the New Mexico film set for the movie “Rust” on Thursday, local time, The New York Times and BBC News reported.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in the film, discharged the prop firearm that killed the film’s director of photography, Halyna Hutchins.

On Friday, Baldwin shared his condolences and said that he is “fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.”

Tributes were sent to the 42-year-old cinematographer who died after the prop gun was discharged on the film set.

Halyna Hutchins called herself a “restless dreamer” and “adrenaline junkie” on her Instagram page. Friends and colleagues are remembering the cinematographer, who was fatally shot on a film set Thursday, as a talented filmmaker and artist.

A cinematographer, also called a director of photography, is the crew chief that is responsible for the camera and light crews. Cinematographers are masters of cinematography — the art of visual storytelling used in films and television shows.

The injured man, the film’s writer and director Joel Souza, left a local hospital after receiving treatment. 

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