UPDATED: A crew member on ABC’s The Conners died on set Thursday after a “fatal medical event.”
The Conners‘ production company, Tom Werner’s Werner Entertainment, confirmed the news in a statement to Deadline.
“With heavy hearts we regret to confirm that a member of our technical crew suffered a fatal medical event today (March 18). He was a much loved member of The Conners and Roseanne families for over 25 years. As we remember our beloved colleague, we ask that you respect the privacy of his family and loved ones as they begin their grieving process.”
The crew member, later identified as Terrel Richmond, a sound engineer/boom operator, was on a catwalk on Stage 22 at the CBS Studio Center Thursday when he suffered a medical emergency, said TMZ, which initially reported the death. Studio paramedics were called, but were unable to resuscitate the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The show was wrapping up production on the its current third season. A day after Richmond’s death, The Conners shot the Season 3 finale Friday which was dedicated to him.
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