‘1923’ Production Supervisor Dies Suddenly at 32, Show Pays Tribute

Derek Chavez, Production Supervisor for the hit television show ‘1923’, died suddenly back in January. His cause of death was revealed as a heart attack.

Widow of Derek Chavez, Kristen Chavez, posted this rememberance to her husband’s Facebook page back on January 12th acknowledging his passing. See that post below.

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During his long career in film, in which Chavez had worked on television shows ‘1883’, ‘Outer Range’, ‘Unbroken’, and ‘Longmire’.

Chavez also worked on the 2013 hit film starring Mark Wahlberg ‘Lone Survivor’. Chavez had worked on over 40 productions in his career.

Chavez was the father of two children. His obituary reads…

After graduation Derek started working in the New Mexico film industry, starting as a PA for Crash 2. From there he excelled in the industry, becoming a production secretary, travel coordinator, APOC, POC, Producer, and then a Production Supervisor for the Yellowstone prequels 1883 and 1923. He absolutely gave his all to anyone he met and loved to mentor and promote people within the industry. During this time of his life, Derek met and fell in love with his beautiful wife Kristen and his bonus amazing daughter Ava. Together they had a miracle in their daughter Emmy Stace, who completed their family perfectly. Derek loved spending time in Hawaii with his parents, where he later proposed to his now wife and had their beautiful waterfall wedding in January of 2022.

Derek’s greatest accomplishment was his capacity to love. He loved deeply with his whole heart, whether it was his wife and children, parents, family, friends, or coworkers. His greatest gifts were his enthusiasm, intelligence, and sense of humor. He genuinely cared about people, hearing their stories, and encouraging and inspiring them to be the best versions of themselves. His loss is immeasurable for those who love him.


‘1923’ honored Chavez in a recent episode. They dedicated the episode to him with a special card at the end.

Yet another young man who has died suddenly. Another tragedy.

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  1. Another one of our bright and energetic young people succumb to the evil that has been wrought upon all of us by Pfizer, etc. The Jab.

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