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Who is Halyna Hutchins’ father? Anatoly Androsovych refuses to blame Alec Bladwin

Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot in the chest when Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun at her
UPDATED OCT 24, 2021
Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by a prop gun being used by Alec Baldwin (Instagram/@alecbaldwininsta, @halynahutchins)
Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by a prop gun being used by Alec Baldwin (Instagram/@alecbaldwininsta, @halynahutchins)

The father of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is refusing to blame actor Alec Baldwin for his daughter's death after she was shot by a prop gun on the set of the movie 'Rust' on Thursday, October 21.

Hutchins, 43, was fatally shot in the chest when Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun at her. The cinematographer was huddled around a monitor lining up her next camera shot, with the movie director Joel Souza crouching behind her. It was the 12th day of a 21-day shooting and Baldwin was preparing to film a scene in which he pulls a gun out of a holster. When Baldwin removed the gun from its holster the first time, he did so without incident, but when he did it again, it fired. A single bullet hit Hutchins before striking Souza. Hutchins sadly died after being flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital following the incident. A police investigation into the accident is on.


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Hutchins’ grieving father has said he bears no ill will against the Hollywood star and instead believes the armorer team working on the film are the ones at fault. Opening up for the first time since the tragedy, Anatoly Androsovych told The Sun: “We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief. But I don’t hold Alec Baldwin responsible — it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns.”

He also revealed that Baldwin had been in touch with Hutchins' husband Matthew. Matthew was the one who informed Hutchins' parents Anatoly and Olga about the tragic news which left them “beside themselves with grief". Anatoly said that he is now fighting for his wife and daughter Svetlana to fly to the US from their native country, Ukraine, to comfort Matthew and Hutchins’ nine-year-old son Andros. Anatoly said: “The little boy has been very badly affected — he is lost without his mother. Matt will decide if legal action is going to be taken.” Apparently, Hutchins' mother does not have the correct paperwork to fly to America. 

'How was this negligence allowed by such a team of professionals?'


Baldwin was reportedly in shock and confusion after the incident on the set of the movie and was screaming frantically, enquiring why he was handed a "hot" gun.  According to court records, assistant director Dave Halls, 62, handed a vintage-style Colt to ­Baldwin and yelled “cold gun!” indicated it had no live rounds

Svetlana Androsovych, Hutchins' sister who lives in Indonesia, has also hit out at the “negligence” which she claimed led to her death. “How was this negligence allowed by such a team of professionals? This is just such an absolutely absurd coincidence," she said. “I don’t know where the investigation will lead, but there are so many guesses. Could this all be a set-up? What was it? It’s so hard to say. God only knows what happened, it’s just so incredibly hard to live through it. The only thing we want right now is to be there with my mum next to Halyna’s husband and their son to make sure he feels our support.”

Souza said on October 23: “I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch and always pushed me to be better.”