Wounded ‘Rust’ Director Joel Souza Out of Hospital and ‘Gutted’ By the Death of Halyna Hutchins

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Joel Souza, the director of Rust who was hospitalized after a “prop firearm was discharged” by actor Alec Baldwin, left the hospital late Friday and said he is “gutted” by the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

“I am gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague, Halyna. She was kind, vibrant, incredibly talented, fought for every inch, and always pushed me to be better,” Souza said in a statement to Deadline.

“My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time,” he said. “I am humbled and grateful by the outpouring of affection we have received from our filmmaking community, the people of Santa Fe, and the hundreds of
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