Albert Carvajal, a 33-year-old production assistant for NBC Enterprises’ Access Hollywood in New York and an aspiring filmmaker, died last weekend in Cuba, according to USA Today.
Carvajal had traveled to Havana on Dec. 7, to show his film Capicu at the Havana International Film Festival.
The day after he arrived, he was found robbed and unconscious on a busy Havana street and was taken to a local hospital. He died five days later. "NBC sincerely regrets the death of Albert Carvajal. Our thoughts and prayers are with Albert’s family and friends following this loss," said Rebecca Marks, NBC spokeswoman.
Carvajal leaves behind a wife and two children.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below.
Thank you for signing up to Broadcasting & Cable. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.