Candlelight vigils to be held in memory of 'Rust' cinematographer
Candlelight vigils to be held in memory of ‘Rust’ cinematographer(Pic Credit: Instagram/halynahutchins)

Two candlelight vigils was held in memory of the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in an accident on the New Mexico set of the western ‘Rust’.

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The Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild shared the events through its Facebook page, reports variety.com.

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A first vigil was on Saturday evening at the Albuquerque Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, while a second was held on Sunday at the IATSE Local 80 headquarters in Burbank, California.

“Let’s all take a moment and gather together to honor Halyna and her accomplishments and grieve together as one. Please bring your own candle, and join together for a candlelight vigil for Halyna,” the guild’s statement reads.

A GoFundMe campaign has also been established by the guild for union members and others to donate money to help support Hutchins’ family.

Halyna Hutchins, a rising cinematographer, died on Thursday from injuries sustained by the discharge of a prop firearm in an on-set accident involving veteran star Alec Baldwin.

She is survived by her husband, Matthew and their nine-year-old son.

Many directors and colleagues have paid tribute to Hutchins since the news of her untimely death.

Director James Cullen Bressack commented on Hutchins’ most recent Instagram post: “I will miss you friend, This is devastating.”

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