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Halyna Hutchins, Cinematographer Accidentally Shot & Killed by Alec Baldwin

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On Alec Baldwin’s movie set, who is an actor of US. He accidentally shot with a prop gun to Halyna Hutchins on Rust movie set, who was a cinematographer, reports revealed. In this incident, Director Joel Souza was also got wounded. But Halyna lost her life and the industry mourns for her. Let’s know more about Halyna’s life.

Alec was shooting the scene of the 19th-century western, and he was the lead actor in that, the incident happened in New Mexico, where the movie was shooting. When Halyna got a gun shot, she passed away sooner after. She was being taken to a hospital through helicopter.

Who Was Halyna Hutchins?

Halyna was a 42-year-old cinematographer, who had a Los Angeles base. She has worked in such a great movie such as Archenemy, Darlin, and Blindfire. As the photography’s director, she was working for Rust.    

In the meantime, she is also said to have appeared in a number of short films, including Down the Rabbit Hole, Forgive Me, and The Secret of Joy.


She was from Ukraine and brought up in the Arctic Circle in the Soviet military base. She completed her studies in Journalism from Kyiv,  and used to flim in LA. In 2019, by the American Cinematographer magazine, she was called a rising star.

On Instagram, she has named herself  “Restless Dreamer” and “Adrenaline junkie”.

She had 6K follower on Instagram, she usually used to share photos of her shooting and she also used to upload photos with people from Industry.

What Tragedy Happened On The Set?

 According to BBC, a person who speaks for Alec told AP News agency that the incident happened cause of misfiring, which was a prop gum with blankets.

The statement by the police read, “The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography, and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer, and actor.”

Reuters reports that no charges were filed in connection with the case, but police are interviewing witnesses and investigating the shooting and interviewing witnesses.

Fans Pay Tribute To Halyna Hutchins

The news of Halyna’s unfortunate death has astonished entertainment industry’s members and her fans. On Twitter, they remembered her talent and paid tribute to her.

One tweeted, “Sad news to wake up to. I’ll be keeping Halyna Hutchins and her loved ones in my thoughts today. This must be devastating for the cast and crew.” 


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