Anatoly Androsovych — the father of Halyna Hutchins — recently gave an update on how the late cinematographer's son is holding up amid the tragedy.
On Thursday, October 21, the 42-year-old Director of Photography for indie film Rust was accidentally shot and killed after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that was loaded with a live round.
Androsovych told The Sun that Hutchins’ 9-year-old son Andros, who she shared with husband Matthew “was incredibly close to his mother and fell silent when told she was dead.”
“Matt was really worried because the boy withdrew into himself and couldn’t say a word for two days,” the grieving father shared.
“His dad has managed to coax a few words from him now but the effect has been devastating,” he continued.
Hutchins was working on the upcoming Western film in Santa Fe, New Mexico when a deadly mishap occurred on the film set involving a loaded prop gun.
The late camerawoman suffered fatal wounds as a result of the misfire, while the film’s director Joel Souza was also injured and taken to the hospital.
Hutchins’ father told the outlet that “this tragedy has wrecked a beautiful perfect family,” and that “everyone who knows them is destroyed by sorrow.”
Baldwin, who pulled the trigger on the firearm, reportedly asked, “Why was I handed a hot gun?” in the moments after the accident.
The mourning Miami Blues actor broke his silence on the tragedy with a tearful social media post on Friday, October 22, where he claimed to be heartbroken after Thursday’s events.
An investigation has since been launched into the production team on the movie set, specifically those responsible for handling the prop gun.
According to search warrant documents, the film’s director, Souza, explained that three people were handling the gun: armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director Dave Halls and Baldwin.
The docs revealed that Halls picked up one of three prop guns set up by the armorer, and Souza recalled hearing Halls yell “cold gun” — meaning there were no live bullets — when handing it to Baldwin.
The director also explained that live ammunition should have never been involved, either near or around the scene.
Gutierrez-Reed — who previously described herself as “inexperienced” on movie sets — has since deleted all of her social media accounts following the accident.
Other sources have since revealed that the green armorer was “careless” and sometimes “unsafe” when handling prop guns and blanks.