Posted on Tue Sep 28th, 2010 1:20pm PDT
Such a sad story.
Oscar-nominated film editor Sally Menke - who's worked on classics like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds - died Monday from complications suffered while hiking in LA's extreme heat wave.
The 56-year-old allegedly set out with a buddy around 9 a.m. on September 27th for a hike in Bronson Canyon. According to The LA Times, her pal decided to turn back after an hour, leaving Menke alone with her Labrador retriever.
When Menke didn't return home, a search party was sent out into Griffith Park. Her body was found at the bottom of a ravine just after 2 a.m. with her dog sitting nearby.
The cause of death has not yet been reported, but investigators told the Times that they believe Menke became disoriented due to the heat and collapsed.
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