Alec Baldwin Breaks Silence About Cinematographer's Death

Alec Baldwin said on Friday that his heart is broken after the on-set shooting that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

In a statement, the 63-year-old actor and producer promised to cooperate with law enforcement.

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The accident occurred in New Mexico during the filming of his movie "Rust."

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He said he keeps in touch with Hutchins' family, adding:

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours."

Santa Fe County sheriff's deputies said Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed Hutchins, 42, and wounded Joel Souza, 48.

USA Today reported that an assistant director gave Alec Baldwin a loaded gun by mistake and said it was safe to use, 

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