Jennifer Aniston Honors ‘Morning Show’ Crew Member After Death

A terrible loss. Jennifer AnistonIt is paying tribute to a Morning ShowGunnar Mortensen was the camera assistant. He tragically died on Monday, July 4. He was 39. 

“This past week we suddenly and tragically lost Gunnar Mortensen,” the FriendsOn Thursday, July 7, the 53-year old alum posted via Instagram Story. “One of the bright lights on our @themorningshow set. As a camera assistant, he was so skilled and dedicated to his job.”

The Golden Globe winner also included a link to a GoFundMe page, which was created by Mortensen’s union ICG Local 600 to help his wife, Keely, and their son Lars, 2, “during this difficult time.” 

The website has raised more than $115,000 and states that Mortensen died tragically in a motorcycle accident earlier in the week.

“We are going to miss you Gunnar,” the Break upStar ended her post on Thursday by adding a red broken hearts emoji. 

In addition to the heartfelt dedication, Aniston attached two pictures of the late Pennsylvania native – one with his wife and another with his little boy. 

According to VarietyMortensen worked with many film crews throughout his career. Sharing MavericksAnd Sons of AnarchyWhile also giving workshops for focus pullers. 

Mortensen shared his story at a Zoom workshop in 2020. He revealed that he worked for $100 per day before he was allowed to join a union. 

The Morning Show, which premiered in November 2019, is based on Brian Stelter’s 2013 book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV. It follows Alex Levy (Aniston), a daytime TV host, as she struggles to figure her next steps after her long-time coanchor Mitch.Steve CarrellAfter allegations of sexual misconduct, he is fired. 

The show also features Reese WitherspoonBradley Jackson is a young journalist who is outspoken and brought in to transform the network.Billy Crudup, Mark DuplassAnd Karen PittmanIn supporting roles 

“I’m sitting down and doing a table read with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon,” Pittman, 46, exclusively told Us WeeklyJanuary 2020 of the surreal experience of working for the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ Series.  “I knew Billy Crudup before we started, but it was awesome to be sitting down with these incredible actors, it’s like a dream come true.” 

The show returned for a second series in September, and was renewed in February for a third installment. However, no release date has been announced. 

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