James Emswiller, Emmy-Winning Sound Mixer, Dies at 61 After Fall on Set of Tom Hanks’ Mr. Rogers Movie

TheWrap | 10/11/2018 | Ross A. Lincoln
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Updated with Emswiller’s death and details about his background.

Emmy-winning sound technician James Emswiller died Thursday night after falling from a balcony on the Mt. Lebanon, Penn., set of the Tom Hanks film about children’s television legend Fred Rogers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday.

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Emswiller, 61, died about an hour after the incident, which occurred at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office told the paper Friday.

According to the police report obtained by TheWrap, witnesses said Emswiller was taking a break to smoke a cigarette when he fell from the second story balcony of an apartment building. Police believe that he may have experienced a medical problem before the fall.

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According to IMDb, Emswiller is a veteran sound mixer whose credits include “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Foxcatcher,” the Will Smith film “Concussion” and the upcoming “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”

He shared an Emmy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or a Movie for his work...
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