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A sound mixer has died after a fall on the set of the untiled Mister Rogers biopic, according to Deadline. Police say that a 65-year-old man fell two stories from a balcony while taking a break between scenes in Mount Lebanon, PA. He was taken to a hospital last night in critical condition.
UPDATE: The film crew member has died from injuries suffered when he fell two stories from a balcony on the set of the film “You Are My Friend.” https://t.co/MMidT91xQk
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) October 12, 2018
According to The Associated Press, the man was identified as James M. Emswiller of Pittsburgh. Deadline reports that he apparently suffered a medical emergency and fell over the brick wall of a balcony in an apartment building where the film was shooting.
#BREAKING: Mt. Lebanon Police say they think James Emswiller stepped outside for a smoke break when he may have suffered a heart attack and fell from the balcony.
— Meghan Schiller (@MeghanKDKA) October 12, 2018
Filming of the biopic, which stars Tom Hanks, was halted while authorities investigated. Emswiller was a veteran sound technician who earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his mixing work on HBO’s Bessie. He also worked on films including The Avengers and Jack Reacher.
Read the full story at Deadline
R.I.P. Jim Emswiller. Our sets will be a lot lonelier without your presence and talent. pic.twitter.com/cfRGis4GU7
— ted williams (@natari2816) October 12, 2018