BREAKING FILM NEWS

Friday, July 19, 2019

"Titans" Crew Member Killed



According to TorontoFilm.Net, SPFX coordinator Warren Appleby working on the set of "Titans" was killed after being struck by a piece of shrapnel flying off a car during the preparation and testing of a complicated car stunt:


"...the incident took place at a test facility where the crew tests the process for the stunts they plan to enact on the screen. After they work out how the stunt will be executed and filmed, they then carry that plan over to the production. 


"The stunt included a car flipping over on its side, but that a piece of shrapnel flew off and struck the crew member in the head. Authorities in Toronto, where "Titans" is filmed, indicated Appleby died en route to the hospital..."


"We are heartbroken and devastated by the passing of our treasured colleague, special effects coordinator Warren Appleby, after an accident which occurred at a special effects facility during the preparation and testing for an upcoming shoot," said Warner Bros. Television.


"Warren is beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television and motion pictures. The executive producers, along with everyone, in the Titans family, Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Universe, wish to express our deepest condolences, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren's family and friends at this most difficult time."


Appleby leaves a wife and children. Production on Season 2 of "Titans" has been shut down pending an investigation by Ontario's 'Ministry of Labour'.


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