Popular Starz TV series, “Power,” has shut down production after a tragic accident on set caused the death of a production assistant early Monday morning.
The victim, 63-year-old Pedro Jimenez, was setting up traffic cones for a shoot in Brooklyn at approximately 4:20 AM ET when he was hit by a 2006 Ford Explorer, with the driver remaining at the scene until EMS arrived. He was transported to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating.
Commenting on the incident, a Starz spokesperson said in a statement “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our ‘Power’ family, Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”
With this situation, it is unknown at this time precisely how long the production shut down will last as the series which is in the production of its sixth season, had a break scheduled for the holidays.
The show was created by Courtney A. Kemp. Kemp also executive produces along with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Randall Emmett, Mark Canton and Gary Lennon.
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