'Lone Ranger' crew member dies on set of new Johnny Depp movie

the-lone-ranger.jpgA crew member on the Los Angeles set of Johnny Depp's new movie "The Lone Ranger" died this morning, TMZ is reporting.

The big budget TV adaptation from Disney and "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski also stars Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter and "Luther's" Ruth Wilson. It was not filming when the accident occurred.

The so-far unnamed crew member was apparently working on a water tank for use in the film when a colleague noticed there were no bubbles surfacing from his scuba gear. By the time 911 responders arrived, he was in full cardiac arrest. The crew member was helicoptered to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Disney released the following statement about the tragedy: "We regretfully confirm that a Lone Ranger crew member has passed away after being taken to a local hospital.  Our hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time, and our full support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this terrible event."

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