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

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

  • Lee died on March 28, 1993 while filming The Crow in North Carolina
  • He was fatally shot with a .44 caliber slug after another actor fired a gag gun
  • The gun was thought to be loaded with blanks
  • His sister Sharon Lee manages the social media account
  • Lee’s name popular on social media amid reports of the Baldwin tragedy
  • Photo director Halyna Hutchins died in the incident at age 42
  • Director Joel Souza remains in hospital with injuries










Relatives of Brandon Lee took to Twitter on Thursday to comment on the tragedy on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust in New Mexico, in which Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.

“Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and everyone involved in the incident at Rust,” reads a tweet from the account, which is operated by Lee’s sister Sharon Lee. “No one should ever be killed by a gun on a movie set. Period.’

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

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

The latest: Brandon Lee’s family members took to Twitter on Thursday to comment on the tragedy on the set of the Alec Baldwin film Rust in New Mexico, in which Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed director of photography Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.

Investigators later revealed that a tip of a dummy cartridge was placed in the gun and hit the actor when the blank was fired.

In Thursday’s tragedy at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed the death of Hutchins, 42, who was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Souza, 48, remains in treatment at Christ 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 spokesman Juan Ríos told the publication that Baldwin was happy to speak to investigators and give them a statement.

Ríos told the paper, “We’re treating this like any other investigation.”

A tweet from the account, which is operated by Lee's sister Sharon Lee, read:

A tweet from the account, which is operated by Lee’s sister Sharon Lee, read: “No one should ever be killed by a gun on a movie set. Period.’

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

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

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

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

Lee, featured in The Crow, was fatally shot with a .44 caliber bullet after another actor fired a prop gun at him believed to be loaded with blanks.

Lee, featured in The Crow, was fatally shot with a .44 caliber bullet after another actor fired a prop gun at him believed to be loaded with blanks.

A number of Twitter users drew parallels between the tragedies on the site on 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 fear of guns on sets. This is horrible.’

One user recalled, “Everyone in my generation immediately thought of Brandon Lee and this is a horrible situation.”

Another user said, ‘Hollywood hasn’t learned after the Brandon Lee accident. Truly tragic. My heart goes out to Halyna’s family.’

Another said: ‘The fact that a firearm that has the potential to KILL SOMEONE is ever brought onto a movie set absolutely baffles me. We should have 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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