It takes a lot of people to create a show like Yellowstone. Besides the actors you see on the screen, there are tons of folks behind the scenes who all play critical roles in shaping the series. Without them, the show wouldn’t be the smash success it is.
One of the crew members who offered valuable contributions to Yellowstone was Matt Bulleri. Other than Yellowstone, some of Bulleri’s most notable projects include The Next Three Days, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Mindhunter.
Bulleri often served as a key grip on set. According to Film Connection, a key grip is a person who:
“…is the head of the grip department and supervises all of the grips in a film shoot.” It further explains the key grip’s role, saying, “The grip department, under the supervision of the key grip, provides all support systems for lights and cameras.”
Sadly, Bulleri will not be around to help with future episodes of Yellowstone or any other projects. He unexpectedly passed away on July 7 after suffering a heart attack.
Yellowstone actress Jennifer Landon, who plays Teeter in the series, shared the news of Bulleri’s sudden death:
“We lost a great member of our Yellowstone Family,” Landon wrote alongside a photo of Bulleri holding his infant daughter. “Matt Bulleri died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Wednesday while shooting a show in Los Angeles.”
Landon encouraged her followers to check out a GoFundMe that has been established to help Bulleri’s wife and six-month-old daughter. She asked her followers to donate to the fund if they “feel inclined.”
You can read Landon’s tribute to Bulleri below.
If you’d like to help Bulleri’s wife and daughter during this trying time, please consider making a donation to their GoFundMe. You can find the fundraiser here.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Bulleri’s family and friends. Based on how Landon spoke about him, it sounds like he was a wonderful person.