Early Friday morning, Stephen took to Instagram, writing, “Asking for your prayers tonight. Friends, not much can be said other than please pray for all involved in the wake of this tragic accident. Thank you.”
Stephen’s message comes after his brother, Alec, discharged a prop gun on the set of his movie, Rust, which led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, who has since been released from the hospital.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department told ET, “This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”
It’s unclear how the incident occurred or the circumstances surrounding the discharging of the prop gun. Alec was reportedly questioned by investigators on Thursday at the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
The 63-year-old actor was also photographed outside the sheriff’s department after answering questions, and reportedly was in tears as he spoke with someone on the phone.
On Friday morning, Alec’s Rust co-star, Frances Fisher, tweeted that Souza had texted her that he was out of the hospital. She also posted a tribute to the Hutchins.
“Rest in Paradise Dear Halyna – I loved watching you work: Your intense focus and your vibrant command of the room,” she began her post. “I asked you to stand next to me in our #IAsolidarity #RUST cast&crew photo because I wanted to make sure you were front and center, seeing as there are so few non-male directors of photography. ✨ There is a line from #Unforgiven that maybe someday I will have the courage to put here. It pretty much sums it all up. 🙏🏽 In the meantime, my prayers are with your family and with all who love and miss you.”
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