Emmy Winner Dies After Falling Off Balcony on Set While Filming Mr. Rogers

October 12, 2018Oct 12, 2018

Tom Hanks is one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood. He has starred in dozens of movies and his career has spanned decades.

Currently, Hanks is filming a movie about Mr. Rogers. The film is currently being shot in Pennsylvania. However, tragic news has just come in from the set.


An Emmy winning crew member passed away after falling from a balcony on the set. It is now being reported that the crew member suffered a heart attack that caused him to fall off the ledge.

"James Emswiller, who won an Emmy in 2015, was taking a smoke break when the coronary struck as he stood on the second-story balcony. Hanks was on set Thursday night in Lebanon, PA when Emswiller fell ... during the filming of 'You Are My Friend,' the Fred Rogers biopic," reported TMZ.



James was said to have been alone on the balcony when his heart attack occurred. A nurse that was on the set rushed to assist him but it was too late. He was in full cardiac arrest by the time paramedics arrived and he did not survive.

"Emswiller won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series for HBO production of 'Bessie.' James was 61," reported TMZ.



Please join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to everyone who knew and loved James. We pray that God's healing grace would surround them and comfort them through this sad time.

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