Mike Fleming

Disney Lone Ranger DeathBREAKING…: A member of the crew on Disney‘s The Lone Ranger died early this morning in Los Angeles, where he was involved in setting up for an underwater scene. It’s unclear if the crew member — I’m told he was not a stuntman, and that the death did not occur during shooting — drowned or had a heart attack. Lone Ranger is being directed by Gore Verbinski and stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Disney would not release the identity of the man, and Deadline will report more information as we confirm it. The studio released this statement:

“We regretfully confirm that a Lone Ranger crew member has passed away after being taken to a local hospital.  Our hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time, and our full support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this terrible event.”