Actor Michael Fishman posted a tribute to a crew member that died on the set of The Conners recently. Fishman, who plays DJ Conner, shared the photo honoring Terrell Richmond, a sound technician and boom mic operator on the show.
TMZ reported that Richmond suffered a medical emergency on set, but paramedics were unable to revive him. Police haven’t released the cause of death. Though the production company said it was a “fatal medical event.”
Subsequently, Fishman wanted to honor Richmond once filming resumed. He posted a photo for the season 3 finale clapboard that included the message “In memory of Terrell” written on top.
“Yesterday, we lost a dear member of our audio crew, Terrel Richmond. Today, we shoot our final episode of @theconnersabc Season 3 in loving memory of a lovely man.”
The production company behind the show, Werner Entertainment, also released a statement.
“With heavy hearts we regret to confirm that a member of our technical crew suffered a fatal medical event today. He was a much loved member of The Conners and Roseanne families for over 25 years. As we remember our beloved colleague, we ask that you respect the privacy of his family and loved ones as they begin their grieving process.”
ABC Orders Show Set in ‘The Conner’s’ Universe
The Roseanne television universe is growing.
ABC has tapped Emily Wilson, a co-executive producer on The Conners to lead a new show named Bucktown.
According to Popculture, the show “Bucktown” is in the same fictional universe as “Roseanne.” However, it follows a new character named Amy who goes back to live with her blue-collar mom after being dumped by her boyfriend. Her teenage niece is also living with her mom. Amy decides to stay after she realizes just how much her mother and niece are going through.
The show has been in the works for nearly five years. Wilson has also worked on The Kids Are Alright, The Muppets, and Cougar Town.
Much of the writing staff and producers were praised for their ability to keep the show going even after firing its main star Roseanne Barr. Originally title Roseanne, the show rebranded after Barr was fired for posting a racially insensitive tweet about Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett and several conspiracy theories.
The Conners‘ executive producers also have several comedy pilots on the way. This includes Black Don’t Crack, which is the Wonder Years reboot many fans are anticipating.