While Indiana Jones 5 was filming in Morocco, a crew member was reportedly found dead in his hotel room in Fes. The cause of death of the 54-year-old has not been made public. However, “he is thought to have died of natural causes,” The Sun reported.

Walt Disney Studios confirmed to The New York Post on Thursday, Nov. 4, a camera department pro for the Indiana Jones 5 film, Nic Cupac, was discovered dead.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Nic Cupac, an incredibly talented colleague and member of the film community who will be greatly missed. His sudden passing was not production related. Nic was a grip on 2nd unit.”

Cupac, who worked on films such as “Jurassic Park,” “Harry Potter,” and “Star Wars,” only recently arrived in Morocco to help with the production of the big-budget movie.

More than 100 crew members were gathered in the city to prepare for filming a major rickshaw stunt scene. Cupac’s job as a grip involved helping build and maintain rigging equipment that supports cameras.

According to Cinemablend, The still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 is taking a long time to make. After a year of delays related to COVID-19, principal photography began in June. The film is not due for release until 2023, so there’s still plenty of time to complete it and go through the editing process.

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