In order to raise money for The Morning Show cameraman Gunnar Mortensen, who passed away in a motorbike accident on July 4 at the age of 39, Jennifer Aniston is leveraging her celebrity status to promote the campaign on GoFundMe.
In a post on her Instagram Stories, Aniston referred to Mortensen as “one of the bright lights” on the AppleTV+ set.
Aniston captioned pictures of Gunnar Mortensen with his wife and son with, “This past week we abruptly and unfortunately lost Gunnar Mortensen.” One of the spotlights on our set for @themorningshow. He was a very talented and committed camera assistant.
“A website has been set up in memory of Gunnar to assist raise funds for his wife Keely and his 2-year-old son Lars during this difficult time,” she continued. You are going to be missed, Gunnar.
The International Cinematographers Guild Los Angeles Local 600 started the GoFundMe. Mortensen “died on Monday, July 4, following injuries incurred during a motorcycle accident,” the guild wrote in the fundraiser’s description.
The statement read, “Gunnar is survived by his wife, Keely, and their 2-year-old son, Lars.” “Local 600 has created this GoFundMe page in Gunnar’s honour to support his family during this trying time. If you can, please consider making a donation.
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As of Friday afternoon, GoFundMe had raised more than $132,000 and had already reached its $20,000 target.
Mortensen was killed on Monday during a motorbike accident on Southern California State Route 74 between the cities of Hemet and Mountain Center, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.
Investigations into the incident are still ongoing. There were no other automobiles engaged.