A member of the sound crew for an upcoming Mr. Rogers biopic fell two stories to his death in an accident on set Thursday, officials confirmed.
James Emswiller, 61, was taking a break from filming "You Are My Friend" starring Tom Hanks when he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell off the balcony of an apartment building at around 7:30 p.m., Allegheny County, Pa. authorities said.
The movie was filming in Mount Lebanon, Pa. at the time of time of the incident.
Hanks – who stars as Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" – was on set Thursday.
It was the second day in a row that the cast and crew filmed a scene inside an apartment at the Mount Lebanon building, according to CBS Pittsburgh, which reported Emswiller may have suffered a heart attack.
Esmwiller was reportedly alone on the deck before he suffered the fall. He was in full cardiac arrest by the time medics made it to him, according to the news station. Police, who suspect Emswiller had a heart attack, are investigating the situation.
Emswiller received an Emmy in 2015 for his sound work on HBO's "Bessie."
– With News Wire Services