The distraught family of Halyna Hutchins is demanding answers about her death after she was accidentally shot dead by actor Alec Baldwin on set.
Friends said dad Antoly and mum Olga were “beside themselves with grief” after being told of the tragedy by her husband, Matthew.
A friend in Kiev, Ukraine, where Halyna grew up said: “The family is grieving but at the same time they are asking and they will want answers. If someone made a mistake then they will have to pay.
“They just don’t understand how something dreadful like this could have happened when safety measures are supposed to be in place.
“They are also frantically trying to secure documents to get to the United States. Her mother does not have the correct paperwork.”
Film studio bosses fear a mega lawsuit from the family if it turns out that Halyna’s death could have been avoided.
Husband Matthew was last night comforting their eight-year-old son Andros at their home in California.
Her sister Svetlana, who lives in Indonesia, said: “I cannot comprehend [her passing]. I loved her very much. I was very proud of her, and she was my role model. We were always close.
“This loss is a great grief for our family, and I see how hard it is for our parents. Hopefully, time will ease our heartache.”
University friend Yana Nestoliy said: “She was a wonderful woman and a dear friend and mother.
“Her parents are devastated and are trying to get to the US to see her but it is very difficult for them. I heard from another friend that it was Matthew who called them to break the news.
“She was fantastic at her work and after she left Kiev University she moved to the United States but she would often come back to Europe to work.
“Her mum wants to go to the US to see her and find out what exactly happened but is having trouble with her documents.
“It was her dream to live in America and make films and now she has died for her dream.”