The tragic incident during the filming of “Rust”, which claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins, resonates sadly with the accidental death of Brandon Lee during the filming of “The Crow” in 1993. His family reacted on social media .
Fatal accident on the set of the western Rust
The news came as a shock. While on the set of The Rust, popular actor and figure Alec Baldwin accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured filmmaker Joel Souza. A drama that occurred during the handling of a firearm during the filming of a sequence of the western Rust. Filming, which was taking place at Bonanza Creek Ranch in the Santa Fe area, was halted after the accident on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
An extremely rare accident, but one that recalls another, sadly famous. Indeed, in 1993, Brandon Lee dies at 28 from gunshot wound occurred on the set of The Crow.
Brandon Lee’s family reacts
Legendary Bruce Lee’s son Brandon Lee lost his life March 31, 1993. In a shooting scene, actor Michael Massee was supposed to shoot Brandon Lee with a blank loaded gun. This was well loaded with blank ammunition, but a previously loaded dummy bullet – without powder but with a projectile – remained in the barrel. The blank ammunition – without projectile but with powder to make the shot – then propelled the dummy ball. Injured in the abdomen, Brandon Lee then died the same evening. The accident on the plateau of Rust is a terrible repetition of history for the family of Brandon Lee. She quickly reacted on Twitter and provided support.
Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza and everyone involved in the “Rust” incident. No one should ever be killed by a gun on a movie set. Point.