Rust actors Frances Fisher and Josh Hopkins pay tribute to Halyna Hutchins after fatal Alec Baldwin shooting

Halyna Hutchins was accidentally shot dead by Alec Baldwin on set (Picture: AP/Getty)

Frances Fisher and Josh Hopkins are among the Rust cast members who have paid tribute to Halyna Hutchins following her death last week. 

Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer, was accidentally shot dead on set last Thursday when actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun. 

She was 42 years old and a married mother of one. 

Leading tributes to the director of photography, Fisher shared a sweet photo of her hugging Hutchins with the caption: ‘Rest in Paradise Dear Halyna – I loved watching you work: Your intense focus and your vibrant command of the room.

‘I asked you to stand next to me in our #IAsolidarity #RUST cast&crew photo because I wanted to make sure you were front and center, seeing as there are so few non-male directors of photography.’ 

The Titanic actress continued: ‘There is a line from #Unforgiven that maybe someday I will have the courage to put here. It pretty much sums it all up.

‘In the meantime, my prayers are with your family and with all who love and miss you.

‘@halynahutchins See the beauty of her vision.’ 

Fatal Attraction actress Sharon Stone commented: ‘Oh baby I am so sorry for your loss.’

Hopkins, who was also starring in the movie, joined in sharing his condolences and wrote in an Instagram post: ‘As you might imagine, the entire cast and crew are in a state of absolute surreal grief and shock and I want to thank everyone who has reached out with such beautiful support and love.

‘Secondly, there is already so much hurtful, blind speculation and misinformation circulating,” Josh continued.”Let’s please wait for the results of the investigation so we can avoid repeating a tragedy like this ever again.’ 

Baldwin was not arrested or charged after the incident (Picture: Alec Baldwin/Instagram)

The actor concluded: ‘Halyna was so generous with her kindness, she was an absolutely lovely person and a fierce artist. Her greatest joy was filmmaking. Please keep her husband, Matthew and their son in your thoughts.’ 

Hopkins also shared a link to the GoFundMe page set up by Hutchins’ husband Matthew so that the public can help honour her memory. 

Hutchins died last week after Baldwin, the lead star and producer of Rust, fired off a prop gun accidentally striking her and the movie’s director Joel Souza on set in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

The cinematographer was airlifted to hospital where she was pronounced dead, while Souza was also injured but released from hospital hours later. 

Baldwin was questioned by police but not arrested and released without charge pending investigation. 

Production on Rust has now been suspended.

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