Award-win­ning soundman falls to death on new movie set

New Straits Times - - WORLD -

LOS AN­GE­LES: An award-win­ning sound mixer died af­ter fall­ing from a bal­cony on the set of a new movie star­ring Tom Hanks as the chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Mr Rogers.

James Em­swiller, who won an Emmy award in 2015, ap­peared to have fallen from a bal­cony in Mount Le­banon, Penn­syl­va­nia, dur­ing a break in shoot­ing, said po­lice.

Po­lice said wit­nesses had re­ported that Em­swiller, 61, “was alone on the bal­cony tak­ing a cig­a­rette break when he may have suf­fered a med­i­cal emer­gency re­sult­ing in his fall from the bal­cony”.

“Ini­tial in­for­ma­tion does not in­di­cate any foul play,” said po­lice.

Emer­gency ser­vices rushed Em­swiller, who had pre­vi­ously worked on the su­per­hero film The Avengers, as well as the teen tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars, to hospi­tal but he died shortly af­ter­wards, said lo­cal me­dia.

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