Crewmember on DC series 'Titans' is killed in on-set accident

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Titans (Credit: DC/Warner Bros)
Titans (Credit: DC/Warner Bros)

One of the crew on the DC Extended Universe series Titans has been killed after a stunt rehearsal went wrong.

Special effects coordinator Warren Appleby died after a piece of a car being used in the effects sequence broke off, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“We are heartbroken and devastated by the passing of our treasured colleague, special effects coordinator Warren Appleby, after an accident which occurred at a special effects facility during the preparation and testing for an upcoming shoot,” read a statement from the show's producers, Warner Bros. TV and DC Universe.

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“Warren is beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television and motion pictures.

“The executive producers, along with everyone in the Titans family, Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Universe, wish to express our deepest condolences, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren’s family and friends at this most difficult time.”

The show, which is in the middle of filming its second season, is a darker take on the Teen Titans cartoon, originally developed by TNT but later picked up by DC.

Production has been shut down on the show for two days.