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Crew member dies after falling on the set of the Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks

Crew member dies after falling on the set of the Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks
Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers, seen here June 28, 1989, has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony Thursday, during a break in filming in western Pennsylvania. (Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo)

Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County officials say James Emswiller fell around 7:30 p.m. Thursday during a break in filming. The 61-year-old Pittsburgh man died later at a hospital.

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Emswiller was involved in the sound production of "You Are My Friend," which was shooting a scene in Mount Lebanon. The film is based on the life of Fred Rogers, the genial host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Mount Lebanon police say Emswiller fell over a brick wall on a balcony at an apartment building.

Tom Hanks, who is playing Rogers in the movie, was at the site and later left.

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