Actor que accidentalmente disparó y mató a Brandon Lee en 1993 El percance en el set de la película se vio profundamente afectado

Sotavento, el hijo de 28 años del ícono de las artes marciales y la legendaria estrella de la pantalla Bruce Lee, murió en un extraño accidente en el set de “El Cuervo” marzo 30, 1993, when fellow actor Michael Massee was supposed to shoot him at close range with a harmless pistol.

Michael Massee in ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.'

Michael Massee in ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.(Ali Goldstein/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

But when Massee fired the .44 Magnum revolver, the gunpowder in the blank cartridge ignited a bullet fragment that became embedded in the barrel, propelling it into Lee’s body about 15 feet away at Carolco Studios in Wilmington, Carolina del Norte, The Sun reported.

The fragment was apparently part of a dummy shell that became lodged in the barrel, in what is known as asquib load,” during a previous scene without anyone realizing. It struck Lee with virtually the same force as a live round.

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The actor died on an operating table after six hours of emergency surgery, leaving Massee devastated and prompting him to take a lengthy sabbatical, the New York Times reported en un 2016 article about the character actor’s death from stomach cancer at age 64.

Brandon Lee in Los Angeles.

Brandon Lee in Los Angeles. (Barry King/WireImage)

What happened to Brandon was a tragic accident. It’s something I’m going to live with … It took me the time it took to be able to not so much put it in perspective but to be able to move on with my life,” he told Extra TV in 2005, according to CNN.

It’s very personal. It’s something that I wanna make sure when I work that it’s never repeated. Por lo tanto, I’m very conscious of things going awry on set,” él agregó.

The actor played the role of a drug-confused thug in “El Cuervo,” which featured Lee as a rock musician who returned from the dead to get revenge on the gangsters who murdered him and his fiancée.

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After a protracted hiatus, Massee returned to acting and played a terrorist on the hit Fox series “24” and a Satanist murderer on the NBC miniseriesRevelations” en 2005.

After an investigation, District Attorney Jerry Spivey said no criminal charges would be filed over Lee’s death because, while negligence was a factor, there was no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, the Times reported in 1993.

A negligence lawsuit filed by Lee’s mother, Linda Lee Cadwell, against the studio was eventually settled out of court, the LA Times reported that year.

El jueves, a union that represents prop masters said in an email seen by Indie Wire that the prop gun used by Baldwin contained a live round.

After the tragic shooting, the devastated actor reportedly asked over and over why he was given ahot gunthat left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, dead and director Joel Souza, 48, injured on the set of the upcoming Western “Oxido.”

In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,” the actor allegedly kept saying.

Michael Massee at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

Michael Massee at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage via Getty Images)

A witness said Baldwin was in shock after the ordeal andhad no idea how badly they were hurt or Halyna was dead.

Hutchins was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she died from her injuries. Souza has reportedly been released from a hospital.

Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

No charges were filed as of late Thursday, and detectives are still interviewing witnesses.

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