The entire cast and crew of the Starz TV show ‘Power’ were yesterday, Monday 10th December, thrown into shock when a member of the crew, Pedro Jimenez died on set.

According to reports, a car crash at a Brooklyn shooting location killed the longtime crew member early Monday. Filming for the show’s sixth season was postponed out of respect for the family of Pedro Jimenez, 63, and to allow cast and crew time to grieve, a Starz spokeswoman revealed.”

Jimenez was a parking production assistant who’d reportedly been working on the set since 2014.

Reacting to the tragedy, cast of the suspense filled series including the producer, Curtis Jackson popularly known as 50 Cent and lead cast Omari Hardwick playing the character of Ghost, expressed sadness at the loss.

Omari, who took to his Instagram handle to lament the terrible loss, wrote:

“I sit next to my family as i type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular ole workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And now, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, i find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job. Unless under a rock ….all of you who have rooted for me & this show…..have heard me pay homage to our crew over & over & over again. I was born a team player & will leave this earth as one. On this “just another work day”, we all were & are faced with the harshest of realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends…..their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro.”

Pointing out that as the face of the network the tragic loss has affected him personally, he added “But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as i was with good ole Pedro…i’m rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our good ole Pedro. Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own”

Naturi Naughton wrote “Truly shocked and saddened! Losing one of our own really hit home today! Tomorrow is not promised y’all! Live fully today! My thoughts and prayers are with the Jimenez family. #speechless #prayersUP.”

50 Cent wrote, “I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning. My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family.

Joseph Sikora wrote,“Pedro Jimenez, a member of the POWER family, lost his life today. Thank you for always having a smile and bringing so much love with you to set. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.”

Lala Anthony wrote, “Thank you Omari for these much needed words today. On behalf of myself and my Power family…prayers and love to our GRACIOUS Pedro and the Jimenez family; it’s a sad day. Love more. Live more. Laugh more. Rest In Heaven Dear Pedro.”

 

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I sit next to my family as i type this post of a day gone the worst. Started as a regular ole workday for everyone of us. Ironically for me the night prior saw me as part of the special CNN Heroes annual gala honoring local yet worldwide heroes. I found myself presenting to 1 of those heroes. And now, as the man who was given the challenge of quarterbacking this very formidable team into 6 successful seasons of play, i find myself presenting along with my colleagues & producers this tragic tragic news of one of our work family members losing his life on the job. Unless under a rock ….all of you who have rooted for me & this show…..have heard me pay homage to our crew over & over & over again. I was born a team player & will leave this earth as one. On this “just another work day”, we all were & are faced with the harshest of realities that a wife has lost her husband, children their father & friends…..their beautiful hardworking GRACIOUS Pedro. As the QB of this show & as the face of the network, this has of course affected me. But as a person in communication & exchange of spirit as much as i was with good ole Pedro…i’m rocked. NO team ever imagines losing a teammate. Let alone like this. On behalf of ALL of us here at Power, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Jimenez family & God, we ask that you warmly receive our good ole Pedro. Please send up prayers for the Jimenez family while loving on your own 🙏🏽

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