‘Power’ halts production after car crash kills crew memberDecember 10, 2018
The Starz drama “Power” shut down production after a car crash at a Brooklyn shooting location killed a longtime crew member early Monday.
Filming for the show’s sixth season was postponed out of respect for the family of Pedro Jimenez, 63, and to allow cast and crew time to grieve, a Starz spokeswoman told The Post.
Jimenez, a parking production assistant who worked on the show since season one in 2014, was killed when a coworker ran into him as he was setting up traffic cones for a shoot on Douglass Street in Cobble Hill.
“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,” tweeted rapper 50 Cent, who co-executive produces the show.
Stars Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton also posted their condolences on social media, with Hardwick remembering Jimenez as “beautiful, hardworking, GRACIOUS Pedro.”
“As a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as I was with good ole Pedro…I’m rocked,” Hardwick wrote on Instagram. “NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this.”
It’s unclear how long the production will shutter for, Starz said.
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