Production Assistant Killed In Accident On The Set Of “Power”
The cast and creators of Power are in mourning after a production assistant was killed Monday morning on set.
According to TMZ, Pedro Jimenez, 63, was struck by a 2006 Ford Explorer at 4:25 a.m. while setting up cones for a location shoot in Brooklyn, New York. Jimenez was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital by authorities where he was pronounced dead. The driver was also a part of the crew, Deadline reports.
50 Cent, one of the series’ executive producers, posted his condolences to the Jimenez family. “I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning. My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family,” he wrote.
Jimenez was a beloved member of the Power community after working on the show since its inception in 2014. The show was in the middle of filming season 6.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family,” a Starz spokesperson told Deadline. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”
The set has currently been shut down while the NYPD conducts their investigation. Production may be shut down until early 2019.