Yellowstone fans faced some pretty disappointing news recently when it was revealed Season 4 wouldn't get a summer premiere, per usual, but would be debuting later this year in the fall. Unfortunately, that news pales in comparison to the recent death of frequent Yellowstone crew member Matt Bulleri, with news of his untimely passing being spread throughout the show's fanbase by Yellowstone and FBI: Most Wanted actress Jennifer Landon, who plays the rough and ready ranch hand Teeter.
Jennifer Landon shared the sad news with fans on Instagram, and also directed anyone who was interested to donate to a GoFundMe campaign that was set up to help take care of funeral costs and other financial burdens.
While he wasn't working on Yellowstone at the time of his passing - he'd served as a key grip behind the scenes - Matt Bulleri was apparently taking part in filming another project in L.A. on Wednesday, July 7, when he suffered an unexpected and fatal heart attack. As Jennifer Landon's message notes, Bulleri was survived by his wife, Alyssa Bulleri, and their six-month-old daughter Stella. As the GoFundMe message puts it, Bulleri loved his baby girl "more than life itself," and there are more pictures there that serve as heartbreaking proof.
Matt Bulleri worked on a ton of projects big and small since his career first took off around 2007. Highlights in those earlier years include Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Adventureland, and he later went on to work on the crews for such popular movies as Scream 4, Super 8, and Transformers: Age of Extinction, to name a few. On the TV side of things, Bulleri worked on the Nickelodeon series Supah Ninjas and A&E's Those Who Kill, and was later part of some far bigger series, such as the pair of Netflix hits Mindhunter and the renewed-then-cancelled I Am Not Okay with This. His two yet-to-release projects are the Jason Momoa-starring revenge thriller Sweet Girl and the Sadie Sink-starring drama Dear Zoe.
The GoFundMe campaign that Jennifer Landon linked to has thankfully already surpassed its $100,000 goal just four days after it was first set up, making it clear that there are a lot of people out there who want to help Matt Bulleri's wife and daughter out during this extremely rough patch. One of the biggest donations noted is from 101 Studios, which is one of the production companies behind Yellowstone.
We here at CinemaBlend send our thoughts and condolences to Matt Bulleri's family and friends during their time of mourning. It's not exactly clear how much work he provided for Yellowstone Season 4, but you can bet that fans will be celebrating any and all of his efforts when it debuts later this year.