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Stephen Baldwin is speaking out in the wake of brother Alec inadvertently killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in a prop gun tragedy.
“Asking for your prayers tonight friends,” the younger Baldwin, 55, said in an Instagram post early Friday. “Not much can be said other than please pray for all involved in the wake of this tragic accident thank you.”
Alec Baldwin, 63, was on the New Mexico set of his new movie “Rust” Thursday afternoon when the incident occurred, killing director of photography Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. Hutchins was 42.
Baldwin was subsequently seen in tears, according to a local outlet, and on Friday spoke on the tragedy.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” he tweeted Friday morning. “I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
Hollywood is reeling, both from the loss of one of their own and what led to Thursday’s events.
Joe Manganiello, who worked with Hutchins on last year’s “Archenemy,” remembered her as “an incredible & great person” and said, “I can’t believe this could happen in this day and age.”
The family of Brandon Lee, who in 1993 was killed by a prop gun on the set of “The Crow,” said: “No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.”
Authorities are looking into the type of projectile involved and whether anyone will face charges.