Matt and Halyna Hutchins
The cinematographer fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun, was married to a Latham & Watkins lawyer.
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed when Baldwin discharged a prop gun, on the set of Western film 'Rust'. It has been widely reported that Baldwin was unaware that the gun was loaded with live rounds. The director Joel Souza, who was stood next to Halyna, was also injured. An investigation is now underway as to how the tragic accident occurred.
Matt Hutchins, Halyna's husband, is a corporate associate in Latham & Watkins' Los Angeles office, having worked at Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, and also had stints in-house.
“Halyna inspired us all with her passion and vision, and her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words," the Latham lawyer wrote on Twitter, "our loss is enormous.”
Alec Baldwin posted on Twitter: "My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.” He added that he was in touch with Matt, and was offering support to him and his family.
Halyna, who was originally from Ukraine, previously worked as an investigative reporter in Europe. In 2015 she graduated from the American Film Institute, and was named as one of 'American cinematographers’ rising stars' in 2019.
As Beaufoy's famous poem observed in 1902:
"Never, never let your gun
Pointed be at anyone.
That it may unloaded be
Matters not the least to me."