The husband of Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography of "Rust," who was shot and killed by a prop gun fired by producer and actor Alec Baldwin on the set, shared a tribute to his wife on social media over the weekend.
On Saturday — the day mourners gathered for his wife's vigil in Albuquerque, New Mexico — Matthew Hutchins shared three family photos on Instagram with a heartbreaking caption: "We miss you, Halyna!"
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was pictured smiling and posing with her son in all three photos.
Family and colleagues remembered Hutchins, 42, as a beloved cinematographer and a rising star in the film industry.
According to a search warrant, Baldwin did not know the prop gun he fired was loaded with live ammunition, and neither did the assistant director who handed it to him.
Before the shooting, assistant director Dave Halls yelled "Cold gun" to indicate that the weapon did not have any live rounds, according to an affidavit filed in Santa Fe court.
The prop gun, which also wounded director Joel Souza, had misfired before on the set, sources familiar with the situation said Friday. A prop maker who previously worked with Halls claimed that he allowed unsafe working conditions in past productions.
In a statement, Rust Movies Productions said it was not made aware of any official complaints about weapons or prop safety on set.
No charges have been filed, and the investigation continues.
On Friday, a day after Halyna Hutchins died, Matt Hutchins said the loss was enormous and asked for privacy as the family grieves. He said he has spoken with Baldwin, who he said was being very supportive.
“Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words,” Matt Hutchins tweeted Friday, with a photo of his wife and their son standing at a riverbank.