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    Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie

    Fred Rogers will be played by Tom Hanks in the film.
    Associated Press/File
    Fred Rogers will be played by Tom Hanks in the film.

    MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.

    Allegheny County say James Emswiller fell around 7:30 p.m. Thursday during a break in filming. The 61-year-old Pittsburgh man died later at a hospital.

    Emswiller was involved in the sound production of ‘‘You Are My Friend,’’ which was shooting a scene in Mount Lebanon. The film is based on the life of Fred Rogers, the genial host of ‘‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.’’

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    Mount Lebanon police say Emswiller fell over a brick wall on the balcony at an apartment building.

    Film star Tom Hanks, who is playing Rogers in the movie, was at the site and later left.