Production Assistant Of Starz Series ‘Power’ Dies On Set. This Is How The Cast Reacted To His Death

On Monday, a production assistant was killed while filming season six of Starz series “Power.

63-year-old Pedro Jimenez was working as a production assistant and setting up traffic cones as the show prepared for a shoot in Brooklyn. He was hit by an SUV about 4:20 a.m. ET.

Starz confirmed his death in a statement and production was cancelled for the rest of the day out of respect for Jimenez, so the crew can grieve.

Executive producer 50 Cent spoke out on his death. He posted a picture on Instagram along with the caption:

“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.”

Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton, lead characters in the series also spoke out of Jimenez’s passing.

Omari Hardwick: “I sit next to my family as I type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular old workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And nos, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, I find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job.”

 

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I sit next to my family as i type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular ole workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And now, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, i find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job. Unless under a rock ….all of you who have rooted for me & this show…..have heard me pay homage to our crew over & over & over again. I was born a team player & will leave this earth as one. On this “just another work day”, we all were & are faced with the harshest of realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends…..their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro. As the QB of this show & as the face of the network, this has of course affected me. But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as i was with good ole Pedro…i’m rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our good ole Pedro. Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own 🙏🏽

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Naturi Naughton: “Truly shocked and saddened! Losing one of our own really hit home today! Tomorrow is not promised y’all! Live fully today! My thoughts and prayers are with the Jimenez family!”

However, it is unclear when production will resume.

source: the Hollywood unlocked

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