Oscar-winning Aussie film maker Andrew Lesnie dies
OSCAR-winning Australian filmmaker Andrew Lesnie has passed away.
The Sydney filmmaker, best known for his ground-breaking cinematography in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, reportedly died after suffering a heart attack yesterday, aged 59.
Lesnie most recently worked with first-time director Russell Crowe on his post-Gallipoli drama The Water Diviner. Crowe tweeted about his devastation over the passing of the "master of light".
Devastating news from home. The master of the light, genius Andrew Lesnie has passed on .— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) April 28, 2015
His 40-year career also includes Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, King Kong, Babe and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.