A settlement has been negotiated between the family of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who died in 2021 while working on the Rust set, and actor Alec Baldwin and the production company.

Halya Hutchins’ passing shocked and saddened the entertainment industry. On the Rust set in Sante Fe, New Mexico, the cameraman was murdered when actor Alec Baldwin’s prop gun fired a real bullet.

According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, Halya Hutchins, 42, was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital following the incident and later declared deceased by the medical personnel. After being taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent’s hospital, director Joel Souza was subsequently allowed to go.

Soon after the event, Alec Baldwin tweeted to Hutchins’ family, expressing his sorrow. Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed and assistant director Dave Halls have been the focus of the investigation into the event. Halls reportedly gave Baldwin the pistol and instructed him that it was safe for him to use it.

The passing of Hutchins has been tragic for everyone affected, and we’re keeping her family and friends in our prayers during these horrible times.

Baldwin, who has insisted he did not fire the gun, expressed his satisfaction in ending the wrongful death litigation filed by Hutchins’ husband, Matthew.

The victim’s family will be pleased with the outcome of this heartbreaking story. We are happy that this settlement allowed them to receive some justice and closure.

On the Rust set, Hutchins, 42, was shot and killed when Baldwin’s loaded fake gun went off. Baldwin expressed his regrets about the unfortunate event and later claimed he wasn’t the one who discharged the fatal shot.

Baldwin said a live bullet that wasn’t even allowed to be on the site was inserted into a pistol by an unauthorized person. “Someone is to blame for what happened, and while I can’t identify that person, I am certain it is not me,”

The director of the movie, Joel Souza, 48, was also hurt in addition to Hutchins.

Baldwin has not been charged with any crime, and an investigation is still ongoing.

The husband of Halyna Hutchins sued actor Alec Baldwin for her tragic death earlier this year. Baldwin “recklessly shot and murdered Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust,” according to Matthew Hutchins’ complaint.

The claim demanded compensatory damages for “the loss of love, companionship, comfort, care, help, protection, affection, society, direction, assistance, and moral support,” in addition to punitive penalties for funeral and burial costs.

According to the wrongful death lawsuit settlement terms, Matthew will join the cast and crew of Rust as an executive producer when filming starts in January.

The event may result in criminal charges, but the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating. Many individuals have been affected by this tragedy, and maybe this resolution will provide some closure.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is still looking into the incident involving Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins’ passing. Before the matter is given up to the district attorney, they have cautioned that it may take many months.