Filming for Power Season 6 was halted on Monday morning after an accident on set ended with the death of a crew member. Pedro Jimenez was killed around 4:30 am after he was hit by an SUV on set.
Jimenez was a longtime production assistant and had been working on the Starz series since 2014. He had been setting out traffic cones as the crew prepared to film that day when he was struck by a 2006 Ford Explorer that was reportedly being driven by another member of the Power crew.
Pedro Jimenez was immediately transported to a Brooklyn hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver remained on the scene and NYPD has begun an investigation. It’s not clear why the SUV lost control, but at this point Jimenez’s death has been called an accident and no arrests have been made.
Call time for cast members was 7 am according to Deadline. None of the stars of Power were on set at the time of the accident.
Out of respect for the fallen crew member, production of Power on Starz remains temporarily suspended. Additionally, the time off is said to allow stars of the series a chance to mourn the loss of the longtime production assistant.
Power stars react to the death of Pedro Jimenez
After learning of Pedro Jimenez’s death on the set of Power, many of the Starz series’ cast reacted to his death.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family. Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened,” read the official Starz statement.
50 Cent quickly also shared his grief on Twitter.
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. pic.twitter.com/uXbePy8qj2
— 50cent (@50cent) December 10, 2018
“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,” he wrote.
Omari Hardwick also took a moment to write a heartfelt message about Pedro’s passing on Instagram.
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I sit next to my family as i type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular ole workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And now, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, i find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job. Unless under a rock ….all of you who have rooted for me & this show…..have heard me pay homage to our crew over & over & over again. I was born a team player & will leave this earth as one. On this “just another work day”, we all were & are faced with the harshest of realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends…..their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro. As the QB of this show & as the face of the network, this has of course affected me. But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as i was with good ole Pedro…i’m rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our good ole Pedro. Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own 🙏🏽
Naturi Naughton also weighed in.
A Gofundme campaign has also been set up to help raise money for his family.
It has not been determined when the filming of Power will resume. Production was already scheduled to head into a holiday break and there has been speculation that Starz may now resume filming after that planned break is over.