STUNT man Jery Hewitt left fans in mourning when he passed away aged 71.
On March 2, 2021 New Amsterdam, which he worked on for two years, paid tribute to him at the end of the show.
Who was Jery Hewitt?
Jery was born in Brooklyn on March 6, 1949 and was known for being a stunt man and co-ordinator.
In the movies, he was best known for his work with the Coen Brothers, and worked with them on 14 pictures which included The Big Lebowski.
Over on TV, Jery worked mainly with Dick Wolf on his shows which included all 20 seasons of Law & Order, starting with the first in 1990, and on all 22 seasons of Law & Order: SVU, from the 1999 pilot through to the 2021 series.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Lamb, who worked with him as a stunt coordinator and stuntwoman for over 25 years, and their three children.
What was Jery Hewitt’s cause of death?
Jery died Saturday November 22, 2020 at a hospital in Middletown, New York, shortly after suffering “a catastrophic stroke,” his family said.
They issued this statement which said: “His laser-focused attention to detail ensured the safety of those he was working with and allowed the precision of the moment to be captured on film with clarity and the true beauty of the story he was helping to tell.
“Jery was honored to have worked on 14 of the Coen Brothers films and his efforts brought iconic moments to life, from teaching Tex Cobb how to ride a motorcycle in Raising Arizona, to sending his wife and collaborator for the past 25+ years, Jennifer Lamb, hurtling backwards into a snake pit in the remake of True Grit.”
What films did Jery Hewitt work on?
Jery was a big name in the movies, when it came to stunts.
His credits include Independence Day, The Bourne Ultimatum, School of Rock, Coyote Ugly and Good Will Hunting.
Outside of coordinating stunts, Jery also starred in several films, including the action crime drama The Warriors, Tempest and Malcolm X.
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