Mr. Rogers Biopic Crew Member Dies After Fall on Movie Set
A crew member working on the new Mr. Rogers movie has died on set after falling two stories in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, local media reports. The man was named as 61-year-old sound crew member James Emswiller, and police believe he may have suffered a heart attack before his fall. The incident occurred around 7:30 pm Thursday. The crew is working on You Are My Friend, a biopic starring Tom Hanks based on the life of Fred Rogers. Hanks was reportedly on set at the time of the accident. Police say Emswiller was taking a break alone on the deck when other crew members heard what sounded like someone falling from the balcony. Emswiller won an Emmy in 2015 for his work on HBO production Bessie.