According to The Sun, Cupac, aged 54, was found in his hotel room and is thought to have passed away from natural causes.
“I’m heartbroken,” a friend of Cupac told The Sun. “Nic was such a lovely man.”
“One of the very best,” said another. “Taught me so much when I was starting out.”
The filming of Indiana Jones 5 has been mired by setbacks. In June, production was delayed after Harrison Ford suffered a severe shoulder injury, and in September it was reported that up to fifty crew members had been sent home following a norovirus outbreak.
More recently, COVID-19 restrictions between the UK and Morocco caused doubt over Ford’s ability to reach the set.
Originally intended for release on July 19, 2019, Indiana Jones 5 will now arrive on June 30, 2023.