Netflix ‘deeply saddened’ by death of The Chosen One actors Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar in car crash in Mexico
- Raymundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar of Netflix’s The Chosen One died Thursday in a car accident off the Baja Peninsula
- Six others were injured in the crash after the van overturned at Mulegé
- The group traveled between Mulegé and Santa Rosalia, where the show is being filmed
- Production company Redrum has temporarily stopped production at the show
- A Netflix spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with their loved ones and with those who were injured during this tragic accident.”
Netflix on Monday said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the deaths of The Chosen One actors Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar in car crash in Mexico last week, six others were injured after their vans overturned near the Baja California Peninsula.
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic accident that took the lives of Ray Garduño and Juan Francisco González,” a spokesman for the streamer said in a statement Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Our thoughts are with their loved ones and with the wounded at this unfortunate accident.’
A spokesman for Redrum, the production company that makes the series, said in a statement that it was “shocked” by the “tragic accident” that took place on June 16, and “closely supported by all those affected by this unspeakable tragedy. . ‘
Latest: Netflix said Monday it is ‘deeply saddened’ by the deaths of The Chosen One actors Raymundo Garduño Cruz (L) and Juan Francisco González Aguilar in a car accident in Mexico last week that left six others injured
The company, which temporarily halted production at the show in the wake of the tragedy, said it had “cooperated with local authorities and initial reports and accounts of witnesses indicate that all security protocols were in place and this was a unfortunate accident. ”
Both actors were reported dead by the Baja California Department of Culture, according to the Independent.
The fatal crash did not occur on the set of production, THR reported, because the van was going to a nearby Santa Rosalía airport at the time of the crash.
A source close to the production told the outlet that the six others in the car – two actors and four crew members – were in stable condition.
Garduno (pictured) and Gonzalez were there filming Netflix’s The Chosen One, which focuses on a 12-year-old boy who thinks he’s the second coming of Christ
They were filming The Chosen One at Santa Rosalia in Mexico
Netflix has no public comment on the crash and it is unclear how the series will continue (photo: the series)
A SAG-AFTRA spokesman issued a statement following the tragedy, Deadline reported, saying the organization ‘has been in contact with Netflix and with the Mexican Actors Association ANDA about this incident and we are investigating the circumstances with local production.
‘Safety on set is always our top priority. We will continue to take all necessary steps to ensure that our members and others are safe in their workplace. ‘
The actors film a show that revolves around a 12-year-old boy who discovers that he is the second coming of Christ, TMZ reported. The series is based on a comic book by Mark Millar and artist Peter Gross and the crew began filming in April, according to Comic book.
There is no release for the series and it was unclear how Netflix will proceed.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the streaming service for comment.
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