Editor David Edward Blewitt expires

MUMBAI: Emmy-winner and Oscar-nominated film editor, David Edward Blewitt expired at the age of 81 on 8 July of complications from Parkinson‘s disease.

His silver screen credits include Ghostbusters (1984) and The Buddy Holly Story (1978). He was nominated for the Academy Award for the 1980 film The Competition.

On the television front, Blewitt worked on such series and specials as Bob Hope: The First 90 Years for which he won an Emmy in 1993, The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Having worked for more than 40 years, Blewitt earned a career achievement award in 2005 from the American Cinema Editors. He was nominated for five ACE Eddie Awards, winning them twice.

Blewitt leaves behind his wife, Annie, daughter Risa Bastien, son-in-law Steve Bastien and grand daughter Annabel.

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