Melanie Olmstead: Yellowstone airs tribute to production crew member following death

Yellowstone Season 2 finale
Kevin Costner on Yellowstone, the show paid tribute to Melanie Olmstead on its season 2 finale. Pic credit: Paramount Network

The closing minutes of the Yellowstone Season 2 finale featured a tribute to Melanie Olmstead.

Most Yellowstone fans had never heard of Melanie Olmstead, and many took to social media to ask who she was. Many also wanted to know about her connection to the show.

If you also wondered who Olmstead was, here is what we know about her.

Who was Melanie Olmstead?

Melanie Olmstead’s IMDb page does not list Yellowstone among her credits. It seems clear from the fact the Yellowstone Season 2 finale included the dedication that she must have worked as a member of the production crew in Utah.

Melanie Olmstead died on May 25, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

According to her IMDb page, she worked as a driver in the transportation department for several films and TV shows. Her credits included working as a driver for the post-production team of Good Joe Bell (2020), cast driver for Hereditary (2018), and driver for the production team of the comedy-horror TV series Snatchers in 2017.

She also worked on 12 episodes of the TV series Andi Mack in 2017.

Her other credits included Wind River (2017), Point Break (2015), Wild Horses (2015), Jackie & Ryan (2014), and John Carter (2012). She also worked as a van driver with the transportation team for Frozen (2010).

She worked as a location assistant with the location management team for Primary Suspect (2000).

Her last post to her Facebook page was in June 2018. She talked about her love for horses and her horse Mahogany, who just celebrated her 37th birthday.

“My love affair with horses started about the time I learned to walk, but I didn’t get my first “just mine” horse until I was an adult,” Melanie writes. “This beautiful, amazing girl has been with me since college and recently celebrated her 37th birthday—for my non-horsey friends, that’s over 100 in human years—and she’s still doing great!”

“Happy birthday, Mahogany, and thanks for being my oldest friend,” she added.

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