SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng slams SA journalists as they wine and dine at expansion launch event

Check out these 10 times that the talented Jennifer Lopez showed us she just got hotter with age!

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.

Read more on:    celebrity deaths  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Blake Lively, who plays Adaline and Michiel Huisman who plays Ellis talk about the new fantasy drama The Age of Adaline. Read More »
Add your review

As the glow of Cannes fades, here are the films from the festival that may sustain the buzz they earned. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.