A crew member on the upcoming Indiana Jones movie has been found dead.
“Indiana Jones 5” camera operator Nic Cupac, 54, was found dead in his hotel room in the city of Fes, The Sun reports. His cause of death has not been publicly disclosed, but “he is thought to have died of natural causes.”
Cupac — considered an industry veteran who also worked on films in the “Jurassic Park,” “Harry Potter,” and “Star Wars” franchises — only recently flew to Morocco to help film the big-budget blockbuster.
More than 100 crew members had reportedly assembled in the city to prepare for the filming of a major stunt scene using a ricksaw.
“Indiana Jones 5” is being released by Walt Disney Studios.
Production of the movie has already been plagued by problems.
Just last week, filming of the movie had problems when Morocco banned flights to and from the UK due to rising Covid cases. Lead star Harrison Ford, 79, was supposedly set to fly into the country just before the ban was announced. It is unclear where he is located at the current time.
“Indiana Jones 5” has also suffered other lengthy delays in production due to the Covid pandemic.
The movie was originally slated to hit theaters on July 9, 2021, but was pushed back to July 29, 2022, due to the pandemic. Last month, Disney announced it is now scheduled for release in summer 2023.
It’s unclear whether Cupac’s death will now prompt further delays.