Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' Final Instagram Post Will Break Your Heart

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was working on the set of Alec Baldwin's western film, "Rust," died on October 21, 2021, after the "Saturday Night Live" actor misfired a prop gun, striking her and director Joel Souza, who was transported to Christus St. Vincent's Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico (via CNN). 

"The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today's tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna's family and loved ones," Rust Movie Productions LLC said in a statement (via People). "We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department's investigation. We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event."

While there are currently no charges filed against Baldwin, the "30 Rock" alum was seen distraught after the incident as he made a phone call, and his reps did not respond to requests for additional comment about the tragedy. Celebs and social media users alike have issued their condolences to Hutchins' friends, family, and loved ones, flocking to her Instagram to pay tribute to the fallen cinematographer, and her final post on the social media platform is absolutely heartbreaking.

Halyna Hutchins' final Instagram post was from her set days

Just two days before Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin on the set of "Rust" — a Western film in which a young teen goes on the run after he's convicted of accidentally killing a local rancher (via Deadline) — the 42-year-old cinematographer uploaded a video of herself riding horses (which you can see here), captioning it, "One of the perks of shooting a western is you get to ride horses on your day off:)."

The video has over 960,000 views at time of publication, and celebs and social media users have gathered in the comment section to pay tribute to Hutchins. "I am so so sorry. Rest easy. My love and strength to your family," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrote, while a friend of the cinematographer said, "I can't believe it. You were just here. Such a talent such a force. So much love to you and your family Halyna."

On Friday, October 22, 2021, Baldwin broke his silence on social media, tweeting out his condolences to Hutchins and her family. "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin tweeted, adding that he is fully cooperating with the investigation. "My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."