Mr. Rogers Crew Member Falls to His Death in Tragic Accident


Tom Hanks stars as Fred Rogers in the biopic, with Matthew Rhys co-starring as a journalist who became friends with Rogers.

According to reports, it is likely he had a heart attack, apart from maintain serious injuries from his fall. Hanks is playing Rogers in the film. Nearby crew members reportedly heard a noise and discovered the man had fallen over the balcony's brick wall.

Hanks was on the set on the night of October 11 in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, when Emswiller fell, according to the TMZ report.

A nurse on the set attempted to assist him.

Medics arrived shortly after and continued those life saving measures, but the man was in full cardiac arrest when they arrived and was then quickly transported to a hospital.

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A sound mixer was in critical condition Thursday after falling two stories off a balcony while working on the set of a biographical film about Fred Rogers, the late host of the popular children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", according to reports.

"He fell from the second storey of the building". Other crew members were inside the building, but not on the balcony.

In 2015, Emswiller won an Emmy for outstanding sound mixing for a limited series or a movie for the HBO production of "Bessie".

Rogers, who died in 2003, was the subject of the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor" released earlier this year.

Recently, Sony Pictures released the first image of Hanks as Rogers in the film, which had previously been called You Are My Friend but is now untitled.