Alec Baldwin tweets article that he ‘was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting’ as he attends memorial for cinematographer he shot
- Alec Baldwin tweeted a Variety article on Friday that he ‘was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting’ of female cinematographer on the set of Western film
- That same night he attended a private memorial in Halyna Hutchins’ honor with her husband, Matthew, and 9-year-old son
- Earlier in the day Baldwin tweeted: ‘There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident’
- The actor accidentally shot and killed Hutchins on the set of Rush when he was handed a prop gun loaded with live ammunition
Alec Baldwin tweeted an article that he ‘was told prop gun was safe before fatal shooting’ as he attended the private memorial for the female cinematographer he accidentally shot on his movie set.
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was tragically killed on Thursday when Baldwin fired a prop gun that was loaded with live ammunition.
A private memorial was held in Santa Fe last night with Hutchins’ husband Matthew, her 9-year-old son, and Baldwin in attendance, according to ShowBiz411. It was reported that grief counselors were present at the service.
Later Friday night Baldwin tweeted a Variety article titled Alec Baldwin Was Told Prop Gun Was Safe Before Fatal Shooting, Affidavit Says.
Alec Baldwin tweeted this Variety article on Friday night as he attended a private memorial in honor or Halyna Hutchins
Baldwin accidentally shot and killed Hutchins, a cinematographer, when he fired a prop gun that was loaded with live ammunition on Thursday
Hutchins, 42, is survived by her husband, Matthew, and her 9-year-old son
Baldwin first addressed the tragedy on Twitter Friday: ‘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. 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.’
Hutchins’ grieving husband Matthew told DailyMail.com on Friday morning that he had spoken with the actor.
‘I have spoken with Alec Baldwin and he is being very supportive,’ he said.
A public memorial will be held in Albuquerque Saturday from 6 – 7:30 pm.
After the fatal shooting, Baldwin was heard asking people around him why he’d been handed a ‘hot gun’.
‘In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,’ he was heard saying.
It has been revealed that the 24-year-old head armorer in charge of guns the set had admitted she wasn’t sure she was ready for the job in an interview before filming started.
‘I almost didn’t take the job because I wasn’t sure if I was ready, but doing it, it went really smoothly,’ Hannah Gutierrez-Reed said in a podcast interview last month after leading the firearms department for The Old Way, starring Nicolas Cage – her first time as head armorer.
She also admitted in the podcast interview she found loading blanks into a gun ‘the scariest’ thing because she did not know how to do it and had sought help from her father, legendary gunsmith Thell Reed, to get over the fear.
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