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Actor Tom Hanks died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning - .
Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available.
The accident occured at aproximatly 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12). Additional details and information will be forthcoming.
New Zealand, in recent years has grown in populariaty as a backdrop for Hollywood producers because of it's scenic and rugged landscape.
Recent movies filmed in New Zealand include The Lord Of the Rings, King Kong, and The Chronicles Of Narnia.
Kauri Cliffs are also home to an Award Winning 5 star luxury lodge and spa located in Northland, Kerikeri, North Island of New Zealand which is a popular draw for many celebrites seeking solitude and luxury.