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SCANDAL IN THE NEW SERIES THAT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT: A DEATH AMONG THE STUNTS OF NEW AMSTERDAM

By Lucía Murphy

SCANDAL IN THE NEW SERIES THAT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT: A DEATH AMONG THE STUNTS OF NEW AMSTERDAM

On March 2, 2021 New Amsterdam, which he worked on for two years, paid tribute to him at the end of the show.

Stuntman Jery Hewitt left fans in mourning when he passed away aged 71. He worked on 14 movies from the Coen Brothers, including The Big Lebowski and No Country for Old Men. On TV, he worked on every episode of the original Law & Order and 22 seasons of Law & Order: SVU. Hewitt also worked on 14 episodes of New Amsterdam.

Who was Jery Hewitt?

Jery was born in Brooklyn on March 6, 1949 and was known for being a stuntman 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.”

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