GAME OF THRONES VFX Editor Killed By Lion On Safari
In a sad turn of events, a prominent Game of Thrones crew member died violently while on vacation.
Earlier today, Variety passed on the word that it was visual effects editor Katherine Chappell who died in a previously-reported lion attack in South Africa. Chappell was only 29 years old, but had amassed an impressive body of work on both Hollywood and indie productions, including: Captain America: Winter Soldier; Godzilla (2014); Hellbender; Noah; and the upcoming Ron Howard film, In The Heart Of The Sea.
Chappell was visiting Lion Park in Johannesburg when she rolled down a window to take photos of a nearby pride of lions. Presumably, a lioness felt threatened and attacked, lunging into the window of Chappell's tour car, and fatally bit the VFX editor on the throat.
ScreenAnarchy extends our condolences to Chappell's family, friends, and colleagues in this time of sorrow.
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