Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

Crew member 'critical' after falling 2 stories on set of Tom Hanks’ 'Mister Rogers' film: reports

Crew member at filming of Mr. Rogers movie dies after fall in Pittsburgh suburb

A crew member working on the upcoming Mister Rogers movie starring Tom Hanks has died after a fall on set.

Two weeks ago, Sony released the first image of Hanks in costume as Mister Rogers.

Hanks was on the set on the night of October 11 in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, when Emswiller fell, according to the TMZ report.

Tentatively titled You Are My Friend, the Hanks-led project will follow the real-life friendship between the legendary children's television host Fred Rogers and a cynical journalist named Tom Junod.

Emswiller was alone when he fell off the balcony. During the break, Emswiller went out to take a smoke break on a second-story balcony when people heard a noise, soon realizing he had fallen two stories.

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Emswiller, who the county medical examiner said was 61, may have been stricken with a heart attack prior to the fall, according to local reports.

The man, whose identity was not immediately available, fell a couple of stories to the ground from the balcony at an apartment building in the 700 block of Shady Drive East. Police said the man may have suffered a medical event before falling.

Police are unsure why a member of the movie film crew fell. Medics arrived shortly after and continued those life saving measures, but the man was in full cardiac arrest when they arrived and was then quickly transported to Mercy Hospital.

Emswiller, who won an Emmy in 2015 for outstanding sound mixing for a limited series or movie for his work on Queen Latifah's "Bessie", has nearly 80 credits to his name. The movie - which is apparently called "You Are My Friend", even though that title is not official at this point - is now slated for release October 18, 2019.

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