It’s been a year since Halyna Hutchins was accidentally shot dead during Rust’s film shooting. However, Alec Baldwin remembers Hutchins on the first anniversary of her death on the set of the actor’s Western film. The actor took to her Instagram and shared a photo of the late cinematographer working on the set of a film. Meanwhile, it’s unclear if the photo was taken at some point when Rust was filming at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in the desert outside Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Baldwin simply captioned the post, “One year ago today…” Fans flooded the actor’s comments section and showered him with support on a somber day. For the unversed, Hutchins died on October 21, 2021, when the prop gun Baldwin was holding fired, killing Hutchins and injuring the film’s director, Joel Souza. Since the incident, Baldwin has consistently maintained he didn’t pull the trigger.
However, the first anniversary comes two weeks after Baldwin settled with Hutchins’ estate following its wrongful death lawsuit filed in February. Baldwin took to his social media and issued a statement noting, “We are pleased to announce today the settlement of the civil case filed on behalf of the family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.”
The statement continues, “Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation.” Heather Brewer, the spokesperson for the Office of the First Judicial District Attorney, State of New Mexico, released a statement via Entertainment Tonight on the one-year anniversary of Hutchins’ death.
The statement reads, “On the anniversary of the tragedy on the Rust film set in Santa Fe County, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweis remains committed to pursuing justice for the victims and getting answers for the community. As soon as the District Attorney receives the full report from the Santa Fe County Sheriff, she and her team of professional attorneys and investigators will thoroughly review all the evidence and make a thoughtful decision about whether to bring charges against those involved. No one is above the law and every victim deserves justice.”