The Starz series Power has shut down production after one of their crew members, Pedro Jimenez, was killed in an on-set accident early Monday morning in New York City.
Production assistant Jimenez, 63, was setting up cones in Brooklyn at about 4.20am when he was hit by a 2006 Ford Explorer. The driver remained on the scene.
Jimenez was transported to Brooklyn Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Executive producer and actor, 50 Cent, released a statement following the news of Jimenez’s passing.
‘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,’ the rapper and producer wrote in the post.
‘We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family,’ a Starz spokesperson said in a statement, according to Variety.
‘Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’s family as we work to fully understand what has happened.’
Jimenez had been working with the Power family since they began filming in 2014.
The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.
Power is one of Starz’s most popular programs and is going into its sixth season. Production goes on hiatus for the holiday season, it is unclear if they will restart again before the holidays.
The show was created by Courtney A. Kemp. Kemp also executive produces along with Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Randall Emmett, Mark Canton and Gary Lennon.
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Jessica Finn