Warner Bros. and the Screen Actor's Guild have finally admitted a death on the set on the set of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. More details after the jump...

New York Post have reported on a death on the set of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Here are some excerpts from NYP's report...

Sources say the unidentified male extra died from a heart attack during rehearsals. He’d wandered off during a break, and was discovered unconscious nearby

“He was taken immediately to the hospital,” said a source. “It was during a period when the film was shooting a huge sequence with several hundred extras in the Wall Street area. But the male extra had been rehearsing in another location away from the set. While on a break, he’d walked away and died of natural causes.”

“The studio can confirm that a male extra passed away while on a break during an off-set crowd rehearsal for a sequence with several hundred extras . . . in early November. Production fully cooperated with the authorities’ investigation, which established that he died of natural causes,” a Warners rep said.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard and Morgan Freeman, The Dark Knight Rises is set to hit theatres on July 20, 2012!
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Dragon316ca - 12/8/2011, 6:00 AM
TDK Curse lives on.
Greengo - 12/8/2011, 6:52 AM
Welp, I can't come close to those two comments sooooo.....

R.I.P. Mr. Extra : (
BabyGroot - 12/8/2011, 6:55 AM
least he didn't die a horrible death like getting run over by a tumbler. R.I.P. Wandering Extra.
SimyJo - 12/8/2011, 7:19 AM
When I first heard that an extra had died on set I thought of that picture of Hardy fooling around with an extra doing the 'break the bat' pose..... but this is just sad. RIP Mr.Extra. :'(

what is it with Nolans Batman movies anyway, didn't a stuntman die in BB or TDk as well?. :(
tazmaniak - 12/8/2011, 9:03 AM
He died of a heart attack, near the set, while on a break?So he died, possibly of natural causes, while not working or even on the set?So this really has nothing to do with the movie, does it?

Looking at the headline, you'd think someone died of an injury while filming the movie.
johnnysnow - 12/8/2011, 9:25 AM
He was actually just threatening to blog about the ending. Nolan didn't approve.
ManOfKrypton - 12/8/2011, 10:53 AM
RIP Buddy... I hope you make the cut in the film somewhere.
write33 - 12/8/2011, 11:42 AM

you are a bad person for saying that.
I am a bad person for laughing at it...
Shaman - 12/8/2011, 12:08 PM
Gawd damn, people are dropping like flies on these movie sets:

Expendables 2
GI Joe 2
Wildaniel - 12/8/2011, 12:47 PM
Poor guy, RIP.

Alot of people are getting hurt or killed while filming movies. Like @Shaman said people died on set of Expendables and GI Joe. Also last year a woman was hurt and in a coma while filming Transformers DOTM. And the stuntman for Hawkeye split his head open.

Although this guy died of natural causes.

If I was a stuntman/extra/or anyone else on set of a movie I would be a little scared, lol.
superbatspiderman - 12/8/2011, 12:55 PM
For a second I thought this said that one of the cast members died. That would have been ironic since Ledger died in the last one.
xXkryptoniteXx - 12/8/2011, 12:59 PM
Wow people are dying on nolan's movies
Moonwalker1991 - 12/8/2011, 1:02 PM
Damn. Be at peace, Mr. Extra dude.
BenjaminTriforce - 12/8/2011, 1:28 PM
Is there a curse on the Dark Knight?

When I was an extra at Heinz Field I secretly worried the curse would take my life, like something out of Final Destination. I ended up being fine, even won an Ipod Nano in the auction! On a slightly related note, I had my 500+ Bianchi Bike stolen while watching TDK opening morning at the Seattle Imax circa 2008. A Curse?! Or maybe just bad luck.

But RIP dude, from one TDKR extra to another

VikingPatar - 12/8/2011, 1:32 PM

OR Seattle center gets mighty ghetto at night. I try to avoid it for the most part at night.
pacman918 - 12/8/2011, 1:39 PM
Demonhunter15 is dickhead he shouldn't worry Christian Bale,some guy died, and you decide just make a crack about something that happen over 2 years go. Let go asssucker15
GUNSMITH - 12/8/2011, 1:42 PM
SpiderBat209 - 12/8/2011, 1:51 PM
This is unfortunate, R.I.P. Good Sir. Hope you made it into the final cut and achieve cinematic immortality.

GiftedYoungster - 12/8/2011, 2:17 PM
Jeez that's sucks. There's really nothing you can do for someone like that. All the security and safety personal there.

That's a shame.
BenjaminTriforce - 12/8/2011, 2:19 PM

Good call. Seattle Center has a problem with bike theft. Wasn't expecting it at 10am tho. Think I'll be taking the bus instead on July 20th :p
SamHell - 12/8/2011, 2:37 PM
Hate to hear that
Fabius - 12/8/2011, 2:54 PM
"died of natural causes"...Nobody died of natural cause for Hollywood movies.
TheSoulEater - 12/8/2011, 2:58 PM
Damn it...
Tajin88 - 12/8/2011, 3:20 PM
This is life. You dont know when uand where u will die, but you die at the end. Sad but true.
Jackwagon - 12/8/2011, 4:24 PM
Wow! If memory serves, didn't someone die while filming "The Dark Knight" as well?
FightmasterNoel - 12/8/2011, 5:04 PM
Prayers goto family memebers
TurdFergunson - 12/8/2011, 5:28 PM
is this why extra's are not paid or given benefits?
PoPcornDude - 12/8/2011, 5:33 PM
and a curse is born...

Howlett - 12/8/2011, 6:22 PM
@videocolor, lol
Nucastle - 12/8/2011, 6:30 PM
HEY! Seriously CBM, can you not blow up a topic like this on the front page scroll; A dude had a heart attack, away from the chaotic filming, please just don't add to a hype machine that will detract from the positiveness of the film.
Nucastle - 12/8/2011, 6:33 PM
And yeah, Prayers for his family. CBM members please don't sensationalize this.
DioFoRio - 12/8/2011, 8:57 PM
man...Nolan really DOES love that REALISM thing
DioFoRio - 12/8/2011, 8:58 PM
"um...that didn't look believable.let's do that again...but this time someone kill that dude..AAAAAND action"
DioFoRio - 12/8/2011, 9:01 PM
man that sucks....Ya just never know when you're gonna go. At least it wasn't like the death on the set of the 80's twilight zone movie...brutal
Julesimanerd - 12/8/2011, 10:09 PM
people always be dying on the set of batman movies....

in all seriousness RIP
Batman5 - 12/8/2011, 10:21 PM
RIP buddy, hope you make it into the movie.
HavocT - 12/9/2011, 1:52 AM
I never believe them when they say these sort of things, seems too unlikely.
pepe - 12/10/2011, 6:42 AM
Ace101 - 12/11/2011, 3:40 AM

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