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Peter Jackson's Oscar-Winning Sound Editor Dies in Rafting Accident

Posted: December 31st, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Earlier this month, Peter Jackson's visual effects producer Eileen Moran, who worked on "The Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, passed away. And now comes word that Jackson's Oscar-winning sound editor Mike Hopkins has died as well.

Hopkins died after a rafting accident in New Zealand. He was wearing a lifejacket and a helmet, but drowned when the raft capsized. His two rafting partners survived. He was only 53 years old.

Hopkins won an Oscar in 2006 for his sound editing work on Jackson's "King Kong." In 2003, he won the same Oscar for second "Lord of the Rings" film. He also worked on other Jackson movies, including "Heavenly Creatures" and "The Frighteners."

Source: THR


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Detrimental writes:
on December 31st, 2012 at 9:02:31 PM

"Accident."
minkowski writes:
on December 31st, 2012 at 10:49:14 PM

Meh. At least he lived. Just think of all the aborted babies who, if they had lived, could have cured cancer and invented flying cars.
minkowski writes:
on January 1st, 2013 at 12:09:29 AM

From 'Lord of the Rings' to 'Lord of the Flies'.

Ain't that a kick in the head?
Rambo writes:
on January 1st, 2013 at 3:39:44 AM

RIP Peter Jackson's Oscar-Winning Sound Editor - we will never forget you.
pornfly writes:
on January 1st, 2013 at 4:20:17 AM

What DETRIMENTAL said
Sounds like he pissed off the wrong people to me

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