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Crew member dies after fall on Mister Rogers movie set

Film star Tom Hanks, who is playing Rogers in the movie, was at the site

Fred Rogers rehearses for the opening of his

Fred Rogers rehearses for the opening of his PBS show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" during a taping in Pittsburgh on June 28, 1989. Photo Credit: AP / Gene J. Puskar

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. — Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County officials say James Emswiller, 61, fell around 7:30 p.m. Thursday during a break in filming. The Pittsburgh man died later at a hospital.

Emswiller was involved in the sound production of "You Are My Friend," which was shooting a scene in Mount Lebanon. The film is based on the life of Fred Rogers, the genial host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Mount Lebanon police say Emswiller fell over a brick wall on the balcony at an apartment building.

Film star Tom Hanks, who is playing Rogers in the movie, was at the site and later left.

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