The ITV soap opera, which did not name the crew member, issued a statement presenting its “most sincere and sincere condolences to their family and friends.”
In a statement to Digital Spy, a spokesperson for Emmerdale said, “We can confirm a Emmerdale crew member unfortunately died. Our most sincere and sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and relatives of our colleague.
“As a sign of respect, we stopped filming for today. We would like to respect the family’s wishes for privacy at this very sad time and ask the media to be respectful of this. ”
It comes after Emmerdale previously paid tribute to a longtime crew member last year by dedicating an episode to them.
Before the episode aired, Sam Dingle actor James Hooton spoke about the late props director Cliff Perry, who worked on the soap for years.
He tweeted at the time, “There is a dedication at the end of tonight’s @emmerdale for one of our own who sadly passed away,” he tweeted. “#Cliffperry was a props man on Emmerdale who started working at YTV [Yorkshire Television] in 1979. He will be sadly missed by all! For my part, I will raise a glass. Rip Cliff. ”
Emmerdale also paid tribute to the late actress Annie Sugden Shelia Mercier, who died at the age of 100 in December 2019.
* Emmerdale airs weekdays on ITV