A fundraiser for the family of Pedro Jimenez has now raised over $55,000, after the 63-year-old production assistant’s tragic death on the set of Starz drama, Power.
Jimenez was setting up cones on a Brooklyn street early Monday morning when he was struck by a passing motorist. The driver remained at the scene of the accident, and Jimenez was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
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Courtney Kemp, Power’s creator and showrunner, paid tribute to Jimenez on Instagram, calling him “a beloved member of our crew.”
“A few sentences cannot address the love, humor, courage and strength of a man loved by so many,” Kemp wrote. “Pedro Jimenez was a beloved member of our crew and here since season one. This is a tragedy for the Power family, and even more for Pedro’s family and friends, who must face the holidays and the coming cold months ahead without him.”
Power star, Omari Hardwick, called Jimenez “hardworking” and “gracious” and asked fans to pray for his family. Several members of the show’s cast also offered their condolences to Jimenez’s loved ones.
A wake for the husband and father will be held on Thursday evening in Manhattan. Jimenez’s body will then be transported to its final resting place in the Dominican Republic.