A crew member working on Gore Verbinski's big-budget re-telling of "The Lone Ranger" died on the set yesterday. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the tragedy from a story that originated at TMZ.
The Disney studio released the following statement:
"We regretfully confirm that a Lone Ranger crew member has passed away after being taken to a local hospital. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time, and our full support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this terrible event."
The unnamed crew member is said to have died during prep for an underwater sequence, although the person was not a stunt performer and did not die while shooting.