Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died aged 42 (Picture: Getty)
Production on Rust has been halted amid an investigation into the death of Halyna Hutchins, it has been claimed.
She was airlifted to hospital but was later pronounced dead.
According to reports, the production team sent the crew an email on Sunday night, explaining that production will be paused during the police inquiry.
The message, obtained by People magazine, stated that bosses ‘have made the decision to wrap the set at least until the investigations are complete’.
‘Although our hearts are broken, and it is hard to see beyond the horizon, this is, at the moment, a pause rather than an end,’ it said.
Alec Baldwin is said to have been unaware that there was a live round in the gun (Picture: Getty)
‘The spirit that brought us all to this special place remains.’
Hollywood has been left in shock at the accident, which unfolded last week.
Tributes have poured in for Hutchins across social media, with hundreds gathering to pay their respects at a candlelight vigil in California.
Baldwin later broke his silence on the incident and explained that he is co-operating with authorities in their investigation.
He has not been arrested or charged, and it is said he was unaware there was a live round in the gun.
‘There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,’ he shared on Twitter.
‘I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred.
‘I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.’
Hutchins’ dad, Anatoly Androsovych, recently spoke out over the tragedy, insisting that he is not blaming the 30 Rock actor for what happened.
‘We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief,’ he said.
‘But I don’t hold Alec Baldwin responsible — it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns.’
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