Hollywood has been in shock since last night, when it was revealed that on the set of Rust, Alec Baldwin he had accidentally killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The winning actor Emmy for his work in Saturday Night Live She used a prop weapon that should have had blank bullets, but a projectile hit the filmmaker’s stomach. After being transferred to the hospital, she passed away.
The situation made many remember what happened to Brandon Lee on The Raven. In March 1993, when the son of Bruce Lee He was 28 years old, he was on the set of the movie of Alex Proyas. Your colleague, Michael Massee He fired a shot that should have been a blank and, in a similar circumstance, ended the artist’s life.
On social media, many compared this situation and the opinion of the family of Brandon Lee it did not take long to appear. It was through his official account Twitter, that drives his sister Shannon Lee, where they expressed support for the loved ones of Hutchins. “Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and with Joel Souza and everyone involved in the incident in Rust”, they pointed out in the post. In the same tweet, which had about 30 thousand likes, they noted: “No one should be killed by a weapon on a film set. Point”.
The Brandon Lee case
The death of Lee It was produced in North Carolina, when I was shooting The Raven and Massee shot him with a gun that wasn’t supposed to have real bullets. The investigation ruled that what happened was not premeditated and established the innocence of Massee. The prosecutor Jerry Spivey was the one who indicated that they were not going to press charges since, according to The New York Times in September 1993, there were no irregularities.
The mother of Brandon, Linda Lee Cadwell filed a lawsuit against the studio Miramax that was arranged out of court, according to what was reported by Los Angeles Times. Beyond this, to Massee it was very difficult to get ahead, and this is something to keep in mind with Baldwin when thinking about how to contain it. “What happened to Brandon it was a tragic accident. It’s something I’m going to live with … It took me a long time not just to put it in perspective, but to be able to move on with my life. “, he told Extra TV in 2005.
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