50 Cent sends condolences after crew member is killed on Power set

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50 Cent is an executive producer on the New York-set crime drama

50 Cent has sent his condolences to the family of a crew member who died while working on his Starz TV show Power.

Pedro Jimenez was reportedly struck by a car driven by a colleague while putting down traffic cones on location in Brooklyn, New York.

"My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family", the rapper wrote on Twitter.

Filming has been halted out of respect and to give cast and crew time away from the show.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family," said Starz in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with Mr Jimenez' family as we work to fully understand what has happened."

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Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora and Rotimi star in Power

Members of Power's cast paid tribute on Jiminez, who had been part of the production team since the show started in 2014.

"Truly shocked and saddened! Losing one of our own really hit home today," wrote actor Naturi Naughton.

Joseph Sikora added: "Thank you for always having a smile and bringing so much love with you to set."

And Omari Hardwick, who plays lead character James 'Ghost' St Patrick in the series, described Jimenez as "beautiful, hard-working and gracious".

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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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The filming of an upcoming biopic of children's entertainer Fred Rogers was also suspended in October after a crew member died.

Sound technician James Emswiller died after falling from a balcony on the Pittsburgh set of the film, which stars Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys.

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