Crew member killed during filming of Power TV show

2018-12-11 10:02
Police are investigating the death of the crew mem

New York — A production assistant on the Starz network drama series Power has been struck and killed by a vehicle while setting up traffic cones for a film production in Brooklyn.

Police say 63-year-old Pedro Jimenez, of Manhattan, was pronounced dead at a hospital following the accident just before 4:30 a.m. Monday in the Boerum Hill neighbourhood.

Police say the 64-year-old driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. There have been no arrests.

A Starz spokeswoman says that the network is "deeply saddened" by the death and that thoughts are with the Jimenez family.

Production on the series has been suspended. It isn't clear when production will resume.

Power stars Omari Hardwick as a drug kingpin and nightclub owner.

Rapper 50 Cent who is one of the executive producers of the show paid tribute to Jimenez.

He wrote on Instagram: "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."

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