Sky News is reporting that a sound mixer working on a Tom Hanks feature died after falling off the balcony on the set of Hanks which is centred around the life and times of children’s television presenter Fred Rogers.
Emmy-winning James Emswiller, who has worked on films such as The Avengers and The Fault In Our Stars, reportedly fell from a balcony in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, during a mid-shoot break, according to police. And during a conversation with the police, witnesses told officers that the 61-year-old “was alone on the balcony taking a cigarette break when he may have suffered a medical emergency resulting in his fall from the balcony.”
R.I.P. Jim Emswiller. Our sets will be a lot lonelier without your presence and talent. pic.twitter.com/cfRGis4GU7
— ted williams (@natari2816) October 12, 2018
Police said initial reports did not indicate any “foul play”, however they continue to conduct investigations.
Emswiller reportedly died after he was taken to a hospital.
His death caused the film production to come to a halt as the police continue to out their investigation.