A horrible accident occurred this morning on the set of Power. A production assistant named Pedro Jimenez was struck by an SUV, driven by a fellow crew member, while fulfilling his professional duties. Jimenez was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital where medical authorities pronounced his death.
Although the show's cast was not present at the time of the accident, 50 Cent confirmed the tragedy via social media. He uploaded a blacked out image, speaking solely through his caption: "I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning. My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family."
A representative from Starz network addressed their loss in a statement.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family. Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez's family as we work to fully understand what has happened."
The NYPD's Highway Collision Investigation Squad is currently investigating the incident. The production of Power is currently placed on hold to allow the television show's cast and crew to mourn the loss of their colleague. The filming will resume on an undisclosed date. Time off had already been planned for the team for the holiday season.