Crew Member Dies at Filming of Mr. Rogers Movie

A crew member working on the new Mr. Rogers movie has died after possibly suffering a heart attack and falling two stories in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, The New York Post reports.

The incident occurred as crews were filming “You Are My Friend,” based on the life of  Fred Rogers. The man has been identified as 61-year-old James Emswiller, of Pittsburgh.  He was a member of the sound crew. Police say the crew was on a break when crew members heard what sounded like someone falling from the balcony.

Tom Hanks, who is playing Fred Rogers in the movie, was on set when the incident occurred. Filming was halted for the evening. Police believe the victim likely had a heart attack before he fell.

Source: Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

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