Starz shut down production on “Power” season 6 after one of the crew members was struck and killed by a vehicle on set.
Pedro Jimenez, who has worked as a parking production assistant on the hit drama series since 2014, was setting up cones for a shoot on Douglass Street in Cobble Hill when he was struck by a coworker and killed.
He was 63.
Production was halted out of respect for Pedro’s family and to give the cast and crew time to grieve.
“Power” cast members, 50 Cent, Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora and Lala Anthony, took to social media to pay their respects to Pedro.
See their posts below.
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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 ??
My condolences and prayers to Pedro’s family and all who loved him.