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Alec Baldwin reportedly inconsolable after accidental shooting

Writer: Heidi Hsia

It is a tragedy beyond words
It was a tragedy beyond words

26 Oct – Rumour has it that actor Alec Baldwin has been inconsolable following the accidental shooting that led to the death of cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.

An unnamed source, who spoke to People magazine, stated that the devastated actor has cancelled his other projects following the tragedy, and is now taking time off to "re-centre" himself.

"This was pretty devastating. This is how he handles difficult times. Whenever something bad happens, in the short term, he removes himself from [the] public eye," said the source.


The filming set in New Mexico

Earlier, Baldwin, who was the one who fired the prop firearm on the set of his Western, "Rust", released a statement about the tragedy, saying that there are no words to convey his shock and sadness over the death of Hutchins.

On the other hand, Hutchins' father Anatoly Androsovych blamed the film's prop team for the tragedy and said that the family is not holding the actor responsible.

"We still can't believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief. But I don't hold Alec Baldwin responsible - it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns. [Halyna's son] has been very badly affected - he is lost without his mother," he said.


Halyna Hutchins leaves behind her parents, husband and young son

It was reported in Insider that Baldwin and Matthew Hutchins, husband of the late cinematographer, were photographed hugging after leaving a Santa Fe hotel. They met last Saturday.

In an affidavit released on 24 October, Baldwin was revealed to have drawn a revolver across his body, which he was told was unloaded, and pointed it at a camera during rehearsal when the weapon fired and struck the cinematographer and wounded another.

Cinema Online, 26 October 2021

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