Actor Michael Massee has died at age 61.
The actor, who infamously shot and killed Brandon Lee in an on-set accident while filming the 1994 movie “The Crow”, passed away on Tuesday, his agent confirmed. No details of his death have been released.
Massee was forever linked with “The Crow” and the death of Lee, son of famed martial arts expert Bruce Lee. The actor was playing the part of Funboy in the film when he fired an improperly prepared revolver loaded by crew-members at Lee. Believing the gun had been loaded with blanks, Massee fired the gun at Lee as scripted, but a live round was discharged, striking Lee in the stomach. Lee later died after several hours of surgery on March 31, 1993 at the age of 28.
Traumatized by the accident, Massee took a break from acting for over a year.
He would later appear on TV as the mercenary Ira Gaines on “24”, as a killer surgeon on “Rizzoli & Isles” and in roles on “The X-Files”, “Alias”, “Supernatural”, “The Blacklist” and “Cold Case”, among others. Massee also found work in film as The Gentleman in “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its sequel, and appeared in “Seven”, “Amistad”, “The Game” and “Catwoman”.