David Brenner worked on a number of major block pattern films including Zack Snyder’s Justice League and won an Oscar in 1990 for his work on Oliver Stone’s Born On the Fourth of July
Hollywood film editor David Brenner has died at the age of 59.
His legendary cameraman died Thursday afternoon at his West Hollywood home.
The film editor worked on a number of major block pattern films including Zack Snyder’s Justice League and won an Oscar in 1990 for his work on Oliver Stone’s Born On the Fourth of July.
American Cinema Editors – of which Brenner was a longtime member – started a GoFundMe page where fans could donate money to help his family after his sudden death.
Fans raised $46,000 (£33,000) in less than 24 hours and donations continue to pour in.
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The group said: “He was an exceptional editor and a loving, compassionate family man.
“To support David’s family during this terrible time, Lightstorm Entertainment has created a GoFundMe account.
“More important than any financial support this could provide, it is an opportunity to let his wife Amber and children Annie, Haider and Sasha know how many other lives David has touched.”
Zack Snyder paid tribute, posting on social media: “Devastated by the news of the loss of my dear friend and collaborator David Brenner… The kindest man, a loving father and husband, a gifted artist… You will be deeply missed.”
Roland Emmerich – who has worked with the burner on Independence Day, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012 – shared a touching tribute on Facebook.
He wrote, “Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Amber, Anna, Haider and Sasha on the sad and tragic death of Oscar winner David Brenner, a beloved husband and father, and a dear and very gifted friend.”
Brenner leaves behind his wife Amber and the children Anna, Haider and Sasha.
Avatar Producer Jon Landau wrote on Twitter: “We have lost a very dear member of the #AvatarFamily, David Brenner, an extraordinary editor of Avatar sequels. Our hearts go out to his wife Amber and their children Annie, Haider and Sasha.
“His talent, compassion and friendship will be truly missed.”
The film editor also worked with Rob Marshall on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011.
Expressing his condolences on social media, the director wrote: “David was an exceptional artist and a kind and gentle man. We were incredibly lucky to have worked with such a beautiful spirit.
“We are deeply saddened by this unimaginable loss – and we send our deepest condolences.”