MUMBAI:A crew member named Mike Bridger working on the
sets of Johnny Depp's forthcoming film The Lone Ranger
died of apparent drowning last Friday.
48-year-old diver is thought to have suffered a heart
attack while cleaning out a pool that was going to be
used in the film, it is reported. He was pronounced
dead on arrival according to the coroner's spokesman.
hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends, and
colleagues at this time," Walt Disney studios Spokesman
Paul Roeder said in a statement. "Our full support
is behind the investigation into the circumstances of
this terrible event," he added.
revealed the man had been wearing scuba equipment to
carry out maintenance on a deep pool on a ranch near
Palmdale, in the desert north of Los Angeles, where
the Western is being filmed. Close friends said the
victim's name is Mike Bridger, a welder and water safety
guy who had worked alongside mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer
and Depp for years.