Sound Mixer For Tom Hanks' 'Mister Rogers' Film Dies After On-Set Fall

Tom Hanks' 'Mister Rogers' hit a tragic snag recently when the Emmy-winning sound mixer James "Jim" Emswiller fell to his death while on set.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Emswiller, 61, was on a break between scenes when he suffered a medical emergency and fell over the wall of an apartment building. He was rushed to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries an hour after the incident.

Deadline released a reaction statement from Sony Pictures: "This is a devastating tragedy and the studio is investigating the matter. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s loved ones, friends, and colleagues."

Production has been put on hold and it is unclear if the film entitled "You Are My Friend" will still make its October 2019 release. But right now, that's the least of our concern. I send my condolences to the family and may Emswiller rest in peace.
Emswiller has an extensive portfolio including sound mixing work on "The Avengers" and "Jack Reacher."  He received an Emmy for his sound mixing work in HBO’s TV movie "Bessie."


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