Las month, it was rumored that an extra working on the Chris Nolan film, The Dark Knight Rises, was killed during production. At the time, no one affiliated with the Batman flick would confirm the story, but today, reps from Warner Bros. have reached out to the press to share the truth of the man's death.
The studio rep revealed:
“The studio can confirm that a male extra passed away while on a break during an off-set crowd rehearsal for a sequence with several hundred extras . . . in early November. Production fully cooperated with the authorities’ investigation, which established that he died of natural causes."
A source close to the production elaborated on the story, explaining that the unidentified man had a heart attack during rehearsals. During one of their breaks, he wandered off and was found later unconscious nearby. The insider adds further:
“He was taken immediately to the hospital. It was during a period when the film was shooting a huge sequence with several hundred extras in the Wall Street area. But the male extra had been rehearsing in another location away from the set. While on a break, he’d walked away and died of natural causes.”
Very sad. Hopefully, the producers will do a little something for him in the movie. A special credit or something.
Our condolences go out to this guy's family and friends for their loss.
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