The man, whose identity is being withheld, was working on the show’s stages at CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles when he suffered a “fatal medical event,” per a statement from The Conners producer Werner Entertainment. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, studio medics came to the stage but were unable to revive the man.
“With heavy hearts we regret to confirm that a member of our technical crew suffered a fatal medical event today,” Werner Entertainment said in a statement. “He was a much loved member of The Conners and Roseanne families for over 25 years. As we remember our beloved colleague, we ask that you respect the privacy of his family and loved ones as they begin their grieving process.”
The Conners is in its third season on ABC, having spun off from the Roseanne revival that scored big ratings in its 2018 return but was canceled following a racist tweet by star Roseanne Barr. The show is winding down production on the current season and awaiting word on whether it will be renewed for the 2021-22 season.