A freak accident on the set of 50 Cent's show 'Power' has led to the death of a crew member.
Production has been halted on the sixth season of the show according to Deadline, who report that 63-year-old Pedro Jimenez, a longtime production assistant, was struck by an SUV in the early hours of Monday morning (December 10) in Brooklyn.
A statement from the Starz network which airs the show said: "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."
Jackson posted on Instagram about the tragedy, saying: "My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family."
Actor Omari Hardwick posted a lengthy statement on Instagram, in which he said: "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."
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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 🙏🏽