David Brenner has worked on several major blockbusters including Zack Snyder’s Justice League and won an Academy Award in 1990 for his work in Oliver Stone’s Born On the Four of 7.
Hollywood film editor-in-chief David Brenner has died at the age of 59.
His wife Amber told The Hollywood Reporter The legendary cinematographer passed away at his home in West Hollywood on Thursday afternoon.
The film editor has worked on several major blockbusters including Zack Snyder’s Justice League and won an Academy Award in 1990 for his work in Oliver Stone’s Born On the Four of July.
The American Film Editors – of which Brenner is a longtime member – have set up a GoFundMe page for fans to raise money to help support the family following his sudden death.
Fans have raised $46,000 (£33,000) in less than 24 hours and donations continue to pour in.
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“He is an extraordinary editor and a loving, compassionate family man,” the group said.
“In an effort to support David’s family during this terrible time, Lightstorm Entertainment has created a GoFundMe account.
“More important than any financial support this can provide, is the opportunity to let his wife Amber and his children Annie, Haider and Sasha know how much David has reached. another life.”
Zack Snyder paid tribute, posting on social media: “Grieving the news that I have lost dear friend and collaborator David Brenner… The best man, A father and husband lovingly, A talented artist…you’ll be greatly missed.”
Roland Emmerich – who worked with Brenner on Independence Day, Patriots, After Tomorrow and 2012 – shared a moving tribute to Facebook.
“We extend our deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to Amber, Anna, Haider and Sasha on the sad and tragic passing of OSCAR – winning film editor David Brenner,” he wrote. , a beloved husband and father, as well as a dear and very talented friend.”
Brenner is survived by his wife Amber and children Anna, Haider and Sasha.
Avatar producer Jon Landau wrote on Twitter: “We have lost a very dear member of #AvatarFamily, David Brenner, an assistant editor of the Avatar sequels. Our hearts go out to his wife Amber and their children. they are 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.
The director expressed his condolences on social media, writing, “David is an extraordinary artist and a kind and gentle man. We are so fortunate to have collaborated with such a noble spirit.
“We are deeply saddened by this unimaginable loss – and we extend our deepest sympathies.”
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