TV show Power shuts down production after crew member dies on location

American crime drama Power has temporarily shut down production after a crew member died on location.

Production assistant Pedro Jimenez was reportedly struck by an SUV on Monday morning as he set up parking cones for a shoot in Brooklyn, according to Deadline.

A spokesperson from the show said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of the members of our Power family,”

“Our thoughts are with Mr. Jimenez’ family as we work to fully understand what has happened.”

Rapper 50 Cent, who is one of Power’s executive producers, also took to social media to pay tribute.

Posting an image of a blacked out square to Instagram, he wrote: "I just learned we lost Pedro Jimenez, a member of the Power production team early this morning. My prayers and condolences are with the entire Jimenez family."

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According to TMZ, 63-year-old Jimenez had worked on the show since its first day of production in 2014.

The show was renewed for its sixth season in March this year.

The American crime drama was created and produced by Courtney A. Kemp and has aired on the Starz network and Netflix.

It tells the story of James St Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick, a drug-dealer trying to leave the criminal world to support his legitimate nightclub business.

The show is set and filmed in New York City.