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Brandon Lee’s family speaks out on Alec Baldwin film set tragedy that left one dead and one injured


‘No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set’: The Crow star Brandon Lee’s family speaks out on Alec Baldwin film set tragedy that left director of photography dead and director injured

  • Lee died at 28 on March 31, 1993 while filming The Crow in North Carolina
  • He was fatally hit with .44-caliber slug after another actor fired a prop gun
  • The gun was thought to have been loaded with blanks 
  • His sister Sharon Lee runs the social media account 
  • Lee’s name trended on social media amid reports of the Baldwin tragedy 
  • Director of photography Halyna Hutchins died at 42 in the incident 
  • Director Joel Souza remains hospitalized with injuries 


Brandon Lee’s relatives took to Twitter Thursday to comment on the tragedy on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust in New Mexico, in which Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

‘Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on Rust,’ read a tweet from the account, which is run by Lee’s sister Sharon Lee. ‘No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.’

Lee, the son of martial-arts icon Bruce Lee, died at the age of 28 on March 31, 1993 while filming The Crow in North Carolina. He was fatally hit with a .44-caliber slug after another actor fired a prop gun at him that was thought to have been loaded with blanks.

Baldwin, 68, was seen crying outside the sheriff’s office, according to The Santa Fe New Mexican. He was snapped in 2018 in NY

The latest: Brandon Lee’s relatives took to Twitter Thursday to comment on the tragedy on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust in New Mexico, in which Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza 

Investigators later revealed that a tip of a dummy cartridge had been lodged in the gun and hit the actor when the blank was shot.

In Thursday’s tragedy at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials confirmed the death of Hutchins, 42, who had been taken to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Souza, 48, remains in treatment at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, officials said.

Baldwin, 68, was seen crying outside the sheriff’s office, according to The Santa Fe New Mexican. Santa Fe County sheriff’s office spokesman Juan Ríos told the publication that Baldwin willingly spoke with investigators and gave them a statement.

Ríos told the paper, ‘We’re treating this as we would any other investigation.’

A tweet from the account, which is run by Lee's sister Sharon Lee, read, 'No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.'

A tweet from the account, which is run by Lee’s sister Sharon Lee, read, ‘No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.’

RIP: Halyna Hutchins was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 42. She was snapped in 2019 in Utah

RIP: Halyna Hutchins was taken to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 42. She was snapped in 2019 in Utah

Director Joel Souza, 48, remains in treatment at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, officials said. He was snapped in NYC in 2019

Director Joel Souza, 48, remains in treatment at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, officials said. He was snapped in NYC in 2019 

Lee, seen in The Crow, was fatally hit with a .44-caliber slug after another actor fired a prop gun at him that was thought to have been loaded with blanks

Lee, seen in The Crow, was fatally hit with a .44-caliber slug after another actor fired a prop gun at him that was thought to have been loaded with blanks 

A number of Twitter users drew parallels between the tragedies on the site Thursday.

Journalist Mark Harris wrote, ‘One of the first stories I ever covered as a journalist was the accidental death of Brandon Lee. It left me with a lifelong dread of guns on sets. This is horrific.’

One user recalled, ‘Everyone of my generation immediately thought of Brandon Lee and this is a horrifying situation.’

Another user said, ‘Hollywood didn’t learn after the Brandon Lee accident. Truly tragic. My heart goes out of Halyna’s family.’

Said another, ‘The fact that any firearm that has the potential to KILL SOMEONE is ever brought onto a movie set absolutely baffles me. We should’ve done better after Brandon Lee.’

A number of Twitter users drew parallels between the tragedies on the site Thursday

A number of Twitter users drew parallels between the tragedies on the site Thursday 

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