Tragedy struck the “The Lone Ranger” set earlier today after a crew member died.

TMZ reports that a crew member drowned this morning on set after going into full cardiac arrest. Law enforcement officers explained that the man was a driver who was working in a tank; he was immediately helicoptered to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead on the scene.

Gore Verbinski’s “The Lone Ranger” is revamp of the Americana classic, which stars Armie Hammer as the masked crusader and Johnny Depp as his trust companion, Tonto.

Disney released the following statement about the recent tragedy:

“We regretfully confirm that a Lone Ranger crew member has passed away after being taken to a local hospital. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues at this time, and our full support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this terrible event.”

This story is developing…

[via TMZ]

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