Tragedy struck Monday morning on set of Starz’s hit series, “Power,” after a crew member was struck and killed by a car in New York.
The incident occurred around 4 a.m., as 63-year-old Pedro Jimenez, who worked as a production assistant on set, was setting up traffic cones to prepare for a location shoot in Brooklyn. According to NYPD, Jimenez was struck by a Ford Explorer driven by a 64-year-old man, as he placed traffic cones for production vehicles.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power Family,” Starz said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’s family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”
Following Starz’s statement, 50, the show’s executive producer, took to Instagram to send his prayers and condolences.
“I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning,” the rapper wrote. “My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family.”
Production has temporarily ceased out of respect for the family, and police are investigating the incident.