Jon-Erik Hexum’s ‘Cover Up’ co-star Jennifer O’Neill remembers late actor: ‘Gun safety is essential’

Baldwin fired a prop gun on the movie set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza, 당국은 말했다.

A spokesperson for the actor said there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks. Sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said detectives were investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that the 63-year-old was seen Thursday outside the sheriff’s office in tears.

할리나 허친스, 42, was airlifted to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

할리나 허친스, 42, was airlifted to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for AMC Networks)

It’s a grim reminder of another horrific accident that occurred decades ago, which ended Hexum’s life.

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에 1984, the star fatally shot himself in the head with a prop gun blank while pretending to play Russian roulette with a .44 Magnum on the set of his CBS seriesCover Up.” 그는 ~였다 26.

After pulling the trigger, the impact from the blast fractured Hexum’s skull, driving a bone fragment the size of a quarter into his brain and causing massive hemorrhaging, Entertainment Weekly 신고. Hexum was rushed to Beverly Hills Medical Center but was pronounced brain dead after five hours of surgery.

Jennifer O'Neill and Jon-Erik Hexum starred in ‘Cover Up,’ a CBS detective action television series.

Jennifer O’Neill and Jon-Erik Hexum starred in ‘Cover Up,’ a CBS detective action television series. (Getty Images를 통한 CBS의 사진)

His co-star, Jennifer O’Neill, told Fox News it’s a haunting reminder that gun safety is crucial on Hollywood sets.

What a tragedy!” said the actress. “Gun safety is essential and needs to be professionally addressed to spare the tragic loss of innocent lives.

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Jon-Erik Hexum was at the pinnacle of his life and career when he accidentally shot himself with a half-loaded prop gun while fooling around playing Russian roulette on the set,” 그녀는 공유했다.

O’Neill added that the star made aselfless donationof his viable organsto save the lives of so many others in need following his fatal accident.

Jon-Erik Hexum, an actor and model, was a rising star in Hollywood.

Jon-Erik Hexum, an actor and model, was a rising star in Hollywood. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

The 73-year-old, who has since found God, said she’s praying for Hexum’s family, as well as Hutchins’.

“그 때 당시, I had not yet come to my faith in Jesusnor did I know if Jon-Erik embraced belief in Christbut my prayer continues to be that we will see those we so sadly miss again in heaven and that the families, friends and fans of those cut down in their prime are somehow comforted,” said O’Neill.

After Hexum’s death, “Cover Uphung on for only one season with Antony Hamilton. And a few years later, the actor’s mother, Gretha Hexum, won an undisclosed out-of-court settlement with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Glenn Larson Productions.

In ‘Cover Up,’ Jon-Erik Hexum played a secret agent.

In ‘Cover Up,’ Jon-Erik Hexum played a secret agent. ( Getty Images를 통한 CBS의 사진)

Nearly a decade later, the son of late legendary martial artist Bruce Lee suffered a similar fate.

Brandon Lee died in 1993 after being hit by a .44-caliber slug while filming a death scene forThe Crow.The gun was supposed to have fired a blank, but an autopsy turned up a bullet lodged near his spine. 그는 ~였다 28.

Following the accident on the set of “녹,” Lee’s Twitter account, 그의 여동생 Shannon이 운영하는, shared a heartfelt message on social media.

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Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on ‘Rust,’” 읽었다. “No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.

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