'Vampire Diaries' Pays Tribute to 'Midnight Rider' Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

"Vampire Diaries"
"Vampire Diaries"
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The Vampire Diaries paid tribute to Sarah Jones on Thursday by dedicating the evening's episode to her memory.

The 27-year-old camera assistant, who died on the Georgia set of Midnight Rider on Feb. 20 when she was hit by a train while shooting on the tracks, had worked on the CW series in 2012.

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In the goodbye, which aired on the CW affiliate in Savannah, Ga., prior to the episode, a photograph of Sarah was displayed as music played and a farewell message scrolled on the screen, reported WSAV.

"This memorial is dedicated to Sarah Jones who tragically lost her life. The film industry will forever mourn her death. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. IN LOVING MEMORY OF SARAH JONES. 1986-2014."

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Following the episode, a special tribute card displayed following The Vampire Diaries' end title with a simple message: "In Loving Memory. Sarah Jones. 1986-2014."

Stars of the bloodsucking drama have been vocal about their remorse over the death of the crewmember, who many described as part of their family.

Earlier on Thursday, Ian Somerhalder tweeted his own dedication to the girl he called his sister on the TVD set. 

Jones, who grew up in West Columbia, S.C., began her career interning on the TV show Army Wives, and its cast and crew has also expressed their affection for her over the past week.

 

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