Emmy Winner Dies After Falling Off Balcony on Set of Mr. Rogers Movie

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A crew member on the set of Tom Hanks‘ upcoming Mr. Rogers film died after struggling a coronary heart assault and falling off a balcony.

James Emswiller, who received an Emmy in 2015, was taking a smoke break when the coronary struck as he stood on the second-story balcony.

Hanks was on set Thursday evening in Lebanon, PA when Emswiller fell … through the filming of “You Are My Friend,” the Fred Rogers biopic.

James was alone on the deck when different crew members heard what gave the impression of somebody falling from the balcony.

After James hit the bottom, a nurse on set tried helping … apparently to no avail. By the time EMTs arrived, Emswiller was in full cardiac arrest.

James was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and was pronounced lifeless three hours later.

Emswiller received an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series for HBO manufacturing of “Bessie.”

James was 61. 


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