Johnny Depp Supports West Memphis Three Amidst "The Lone Ranger" Tragedy

Posted Saturday September 22, 2012 11:31 PM GMT

Showing solidarity for a man he believes was wrongly convicted, Johnny Depp attended "Damien Echols In Conversation, with Johnny Depp" at Barnes & Noble Union Square in NYC on Friday (September 21).

Looking a bit like a hipster cowboy, the "Dark Shadows" star donned a brown leather jacket; black, red, and gray scarf; gray trousers; and a black cowboy hat with a beaded band.

The 49-year-old actor supported Echols, one of the famous West Memphis Three, who was promoting a book detailing his life after being released from death row.

That same day, a crew member on Johnny's new film, "The Lone Ranger," tragically drowned while preparing a water tank for an upcoming scene. Law enforcement told TMZ that the worker was pulled from the tank only after another on the film crew noticed there weren't any bubbles surfacing from the diver's gear.

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