Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria breaks silence after fatal Rust shooting

Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria breaks silence after fatal Rust shooting

Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria has broken her silence following the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Hutchins was working as the director of photography on the set of upcoming Western film, Rust, when she was accidentally shot dead on set last Thursday after the actor discharged a prop gun. It later emerged that the prop gun contained a live round.

The 42-year-old was airlifted to hospital after being injured on the set but was pronounced dead by medical staff.

Posting a statement on Instagram on Monday, Hilaria wrote: ‘My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec.

‘It’s said, “there are no words because it’s impossible to express shock and heartache of such a tragic accident”. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.’

She added in the caption: ‘Sending love to all. Holding you all in my heart. ♥️’

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News anchor Katie Couric commentedd: ‘Holding Halyna, her family and Alec and his family in [our] hearts.’

Meanwhile, Rosie O’Donnell added: ‘sending love.’

Ukranian-born Hutchins was praised as an ‘incredible talent’ and a ‘rock star director of photography’ following her death, which has sent shockwaves through to the film industry and raised concerns about the rules surrounding prop guns.

It was reported that Baldwin, 63, was told he was being given a ‘cold gun’ – a gun not containing live ammunition – before rehearsing his scene, which involved him pointing the weapon at a camera.

Baldwin is said to be ‘inconsolable’ following the tragedy, and he tweeted about his heartbreak on Friday night.

The 30 Rock star wrote: ‘There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.

‘I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.’

Baldwin has since been seen embracing Hutchins’ husband and nine-year-old son as they left a hotel in New Mexico.

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