Matthew Hutchins is the husband of the late Halyna Hutchins.

She was the cinematographer on the set of the Western film “Rust.”

She was killed when a gun that Alec Baldwin was holding discharged.

On Thursday, Matthew did an interview with Hoda Kotb for the TODAY show.

He said that a member of the production team told him that she had been shot.

“My heart sank right away,” he recalled.

He decided to be “very direct and blunt” when telling their 9-year-old son, Androis, that his mother was dead.

After his son understood, he said that “we cried together then.”

He said it’s been “difficult” spending holidays and birthdays without her there.