A Look Back at Past Tragedy on Hollywood Movie Sets After the Alec Baldwin Shooting Incident

The Hollywood community is still reeling after the death of 42-year-old photography director Halyna Hutchins on Thursday’s New Mexico set of Rust.

The 42-year-old was fatally struck by a type of projectile fired from a prop gun by Rust star Alec Baldwin and succumbed to her injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital by helicopter.

Sadly, Hutchins’ death is the latest in a long line of tragedies on the sets of movies and TV shows over the years, which we’ll explore below.

Bottom Line: The son of martial arts icon Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee was a rising star before one of the most tragic deaths in Hollywood history cut his life short

The Crow (1993) – Blank Round Kills Actor Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts icon Bruce Lee, was a rising star before one of the most tragic deaths in Hollywood history cut his life short.

The actor filmed a scene in which his character was killed by robbers when a dummy cartridge was replaced by a blank bullet, which was shot into the abdomen with the same force as a live bullet.

After six hours of unsuccessful emergency surgery, Lee succumbed to his injuries at the age of 28 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Tragedy: Tragedy struck the set of Edward Norton's directorial debut Motherless Brooklyn in March 2018, when a fire broke out on the set

Tragedy: Tragedy struck the set of Edward Norton’s directorial debut Motherless Brooklyn in March 2018, when a fire broke out on the set

Motherless Brooklyn (2018) – Set Fire Kills FDNY Firefighter

Tragedy struck the set of Edward Norton’s directorial debut Motherless Brooklyn in March 2018, when a fire broke out on the set.

The FDNY was called in to extinguish the blaze, with decorated firefighter Michael Davidson, 37, who had been on the FDNY for 15 years, dying on set.

He had been cited for bravery four times during his tenure, leaving behind a wife and four daughters.

Jon-Erik: Actor Jon-Erik Hexum (left) was filming a scene simulating Russian roulette when a cartridge was fired into the gun and fatally struck him in the head.

Jon-Erik: Actor Jon-Erik Hexum (left) was filming a scene simulating Russian roulette when a cartridge was fired into the gun and fatally struck him in the head.

Cover Up (1984) – Bullet Cartridge Kills Actor Jon-Erik Hexum

Cast and crew were filming the seventh episode of the 1984 TV series Cover Up when disaster struck on October 12, 1984.

Actor Jon-Erik Hexum was filming a scene where he had to simulate Russian roulette when a cartridge was fired into the gun and fatally struck him in the head.

The actor was rushed to Beverly Hills Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery, but died just five days later at the age of 26.

Tragic: The tragic accident that killed actor Vic Morrow and children Myca Dinh Le (7) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (6) resulted in major changes to film code

Tragic: The tragic accident that killed actor Vic Morrow and children Myca Dinh Le (7) and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (6) resulted in major changes to film code

The Twilight Zone: The Movie (1982) – Vic Morrow and two children killed by helicopter tail rotor

The tragic accident that killed actor Vic Morrow and children Myca Dinh Le, 7, and Renee Shin-Yi Chen, 6, resulted in major changes in the film’s code.

The scene would show Morrow’s character being transported back to Vietnam where he would protect two Vietnamese children.

A helicopter, flown by Vietnam veteran Dorcey Wingo, hovered over a mortar impact, which exploded above the rotor, causing the helicopter to crash.

Morrow and Le were decapitated by the helicopter’s main rotor blade, while Chen was crushed by the helicopter.

The incident sparked legal action that lasted more than a decade and led to significant changes to safety regulations that were not previously in place.

Rider: Production of the highly anticipated Deadpool sequel was tarnished when stunt biker lost control of her bike and fatally crashed

Rider: Production of the highly anticipated Deadpool sequel was tarnished when stunt biker lost control of her bike and fatally crashed

Deadpool 2 (2017) – Stunt woman Joi ‘SJ’ Harris dies in motorcycle accident

Production of the highly anticipated Deadpool sequel was tarnished when stunt biker lost control of her bike and fatally crashed.

Joi ‘SJ’ Harris was filming a stunt scene at Shaw Tower in Vancouver when she lost control and crashed into a glass window.

It was Harris’ first appearance as a stunt rider, although she was an accomplished rider, and the first African-American female professional road racer.

Harris was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, as her character, Domino, played by Zazie Beetz, was not wearing one in the scene.

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