Indiana Jones film was hit by tragedy as a crew member has died on location, reports say.
Nic Cupac, 54, was found dead in his hotel in Fes, Morocco while filming the upcoming Indiana Jones movie. As Daily Mail reports, Cupac was one of the 100 crew members on set. He was there to help with a complicated stunt for the film involving a rickshaw.
The 54-year-old crew member is believed to have died of natural causes.
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Some of Cupac’s friends paid tribute to him, The Sun reveals.
One person said: “I’m heartbroken. Nic was such a lovely man.”
Another added: “One of the very best — taught me so much when I was starting out.”
Although the fifth movie of the Indiana Jones franchise was initially expected to premiere in 2022, it has now been pushed to 2023. The delay was necessary after lead actor Harrison Ford suffered a shoulder injury while rehearsing for a fight scene.
Harrison Ford suffered a shoulder injury while rehearsing a fight scene for ‘INDIANA JONES 5’.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) June 23, 2021
At the time, Disney stated:
“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder. Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”
R.I.P. Nic Cupac. You will be missed.