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Mike deGruy killed in helicopter crash
Mike deGruy, the internationally respected and unanimously liked cinematographer of underwater nature films died today in a helicopter crash in Australia just before 4 p.m. local time. He had just turned 60 years old at the end of December, and leaves behind his wife and two children.
He was in Australia working on his next project. The crash, which also killed a pilot from Melbourne, occurred near the town of Nowra on the New South Wales coast. It happened during take-off, and the cause is under investigation.
Credits included Expedition Pacific Abyss, Abyss Live, Deep Blue, The Life of Mammals, Nature, The Private Life of Plants and Sharks on their Best Behavior.