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Two Acclaimed Filmmakers Die In Helicopter Crash

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Oscar winning cinematogrpher Mike deGruy and Aussie writer-producer Andrew Wight died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

National Geographic and James Cameron released a joint statement, ID'ing the victims in the crash.

The two were said to be filming a documentary when the helicopter crashed in eastern Australia.

Cameron said the following about the fallen filmmakers:

Mike and Andrew were like family to me. They were my deep-sea brothers and both were true explorers who did extraordinary things and went places no human being has been.


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3 comments to “Two Acclaimed Filmmakers Die In Helicopter Crash”

  1. 1

    Aw thats sad. Were they shooting something for James? RIP :( Their poor families and friends. Wishing them peace.

  2. 2

    Noooo. These guys have been involved in some amazing nature documentaries. One of my favorites is "The Private Life of Plants". Sad.

  3. 3

    Mike was a parent at my school, he always was in helping with book club. Such a loss, he was just the most kind person, dad, has a wonderful family. So sad.