Sally Menke

September 28, 2010 by Post Team 

Sally Menke, Sally Menke a film editor known for working with the director a favorite of fans in all his films, was found dead along a trail in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the coroner’s office in Los Angeles has confirmed to CNN.

Menke, 56, had gone hiking with a friend on Monday when the thermometer reached 113 degrees brewing, making it the hottest day on record in Los Angeles from the National Weather Service began keeping tabs makes 133 years.

Police spokesman Richard French said Menke separated from his friend, who walked a dog, and the friend alerted police when he could not find Menke at the end of the walk on Monday night. After a night search with helicopters and bloodhounds, the police found the body of Menke in Griffith Park on Tuesday morning.

Although the extreme heat was probably a factor in the death of Menke, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie an autopsy would reveal whether other pre-existing conditions also contributed.

Menke loss will undoubtedly be felt in Hollywood. After getting his big break edition 1990 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was Menke to edit each and every author of Tarantino films, including his debut in 1992 as director of “Reservoir Dogs”, “Pulp Fiction” , for which he received an Oscar nomination, including both “Kill Bill”, and last year in “Inglorious B***ds”, which also earned a nomination for an Academy Award. His credits include editing of other “Mullholland Falls” and “All the Pretty Horses.” She will be missed.

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