63-year-old Pedro Jimenez – a member of the Power production team – was killed on set on Monday morning after being hit by a car that was being driven by a colleague.
The production assistant had been setting up cones on a street in Brooklyn at around 4.20am when he was hit by the car.
The driver of the 2006 Ford Explorer that hit him remained on the scene.
Following the accident, Jimenez was transported to Brooklyn Hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.
50 Cent, who stars as Kanan Stark and is an executive producer of the crime drama, later took to social media to pay his respects.
“I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning,” the rapper and actor posted as the caption to a black screen. “My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family.”
According to Variety, a Starz spokesperson said in a statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family.
“Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”
Omari Hardwick, who portrays the show’s main character James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick has also posted a message about Jimenez – calling him “beautiful, hardworking, and gracious”. “Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own,” he concluded his Instagram message.
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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 🙏🏽
Joseph Sikora also wrote on Instagram: “Pedro Jimenez, a member of the POWER family, lost his life today. Thank you for always having a smile and bringing so much love with you to set. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.“
The filming of Power has been temporarily suspended out of respect.
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