Death of Andrew Lesnie

April 27, 2015
Sydney, Australia

'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer dies
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SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, best known for his work on "The Lord of the Rings," has died, friends and colleagues said Wednesday. He was 59.

Lesnie died Monday after suffering from a serious heart condition for the past six months, the Australian Cinematographers Society said in a statement, after the group's president confirmed Lesnie's death with his family.

Lesnie, a Sydney native, won an Academy Award in 2002...

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