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Lord of the Rings sound editor dies

2012-12-31 09:55
 
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Wellington - Double Oscar-winning sound editor Mike Hopkins has drowned in a rafting accident in New Zealand, police said on Monday.

Hopkins, a 53-year-old New Zealander, died after being thrown into a fast-flowing stretch of river in the remote Tararua Ranges in the central North Island on Saturday. His two rafting companions both survived.

All three were wearing life jackets, wetsuits and helmets, Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson said.

Hopkins won Oscars for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2003 and King Kong in 2006 while working with American Ethan Van der Ryn.

He also worked on several other notable movies including Blade Runner, Superman, The Last Emperor and Octopussy.

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