The Conners crew member dies on set after "fatal medical event"

Dan Seddon
·2 min read
Photo credit: Eric McCandless - ABC
Photo credit: Eric McCandless - ABC

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It's been announced that a technical crew member working on ABC sitcom The Conners died on set this week.

According to NBC News, this unidentified person was on Stage 22 of the CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles at the time of a "fatal medical event".

Photo credit: Eric McCandless - ABC
Photo credit: Eric McCandless - ABC

Following the tragedy, a spokesperson for Werner Media said in a statement: "He was a much loved member of The Conners and Roseanne families for over 25 years.

"As we remember our beloved colleague, we ask that you respect the privacy of his family and loved ones as they begin their grieving process."

Official word from the man's family is yet to be issued at the time of writing.

Yesterday (March 19), the comedy starring John Goodman, Lecy Goransen and Sara Gilbert shot its final episode of season 3.

Photo credit: Eric McCandless - ABC
Photo credit: Eric McCandless - ABC

The Conners' third season began airing back in October, returning as part of a midweek sitcom line-up that includes The Goldbergs season 8 and Black-ish season 7.

"We couldn't be more excited to spread some much-needed joy with our Wednesday night comedy lineup," ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said at the time.

"While we had to be incredibly flexible this year, we are so lucky that we're able to continue our long tradition of making Wednesday night comedy a strong staple of our fall broadcast schedule."

The Conners first aired in 2018 after flagship show Roseanne was axed by the network, when a racist tweet from creator and star Roseanne Barr surfaced. She later apologised for what she called a "bad taste joke".

The Conners airs on ABC in the US.

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