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Eliza Hutton shows up for the first time since the death of her fiance Brandon Lee following the tragic accidental shooting last week on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film Rouiller.
Brandon died at age 28 in a similar accident in March 1993 on the set of his movie The crow. Hutton, 57, Tells PEOPLE About New Mexico Film Set Crash Rouiller who killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza is another “preventable tragedy”.
“Twenty-eight years ago, I was overwhelmed with the shock and sorrow of losing the love of my life, Brandon Lee, in such an insane way. My heart is aching again now for Halyna Hutchins’ husband and son, and for all who have stayed behind in the wake of this preventable tragedy, ”Hutton told PEOPLE.
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“I urge those in positions to change to consider alternatives to real guns on set,” she said.
Also this week, Hutton posted a photo of herself with Brandon taken in Venice, Italy in October 1992 when they got engaged to her private Instagram account.
“There is no propeller gun,” she wrote in the caption.
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The couple had planned their wedding for April 17, 1993, after The crow had to pack the production. Lee, son of martial arts star Bruce Lee, was killed on set on March 31 in the final week of production.
Brandon was killed when another actor shot him with a gun believed to have been blank loaded.
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Brandon’s sister Friday Shannon Lee shared a statement in the wake of the Rouiller filming.
“Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza and everyone involved in the incident of Rouiller. No one should ever be killed by a gun on a movie set. Period💔, ”she wrote on her brother’s Twitter page, where she tweets in the name of her heritage.
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While investigations into what happened on the Rouiller together, a Change.org petition has been launched calling for a ban on all live firearms on film and television productions.
The petition was created by Bandar Albuliwi, a director who graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory, where Hutchins was also an alumnus.
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“Halyna was a talented filmmaker and good friend whose life was tragically killed because of a real gun used on set,” said Albuliwi. “We have to make sure that never happens again. There is no excuse for something like this to happen in the 21st century. Real guns are no longer needed on film production sets. Change must happen before more talented lives are lost. “
As of Monday evening, the petition had been signed by nearly 29,000 people out of the 35,000 signatures requested.