Power Crew Member Dead Following On-Set Accident

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A crew member on Starz drama, Power, has died as the show was preparing for an on-location shoot in Brooklyn on Monday morning, according to The New York Post.

63-year-old Pedro Jiminez was working as a production assistant on the series and was struck by an SUV at around 4:20 AM.

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The incident took place on Douglass Street near the corner of Court Street, and Jiminez was pronounced dead at Brooklyn Hospital. 

The driver of the 2006 Ford Explorer is said to have exited his vehicle and screamed in horror upon realizing his car hit the victim. 

The driver was allegedly not linked to the production of the series. 

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

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

Deadline reports that production on the hit drama's sixth season has been temporarily shut down out of respect for the fallen crew member's family. 

Power tells the story of James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a merciless drug-dealer who goes under the nickname "Ghost," and his intention to leave the criminal world with the aim of going legitimate, and staying on the right side of the law.  

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Power has been a roaring success for Starz, and the show is premium cabler's highest-rated series. 

We extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Pedro Jiminez during this difficult time. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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It's like we used to say. They ain't see shit, we ain't say shit, so it ain't shit.

Tasha

Ghost: What do you want from me, Tariq, huh? What do you want from me, boy?
Tariq: Teach me the motherfucking game, Ghost.