Film editor Mike Hill, who along with his editing partner Dan Haley, collaborated with filmmaker Ron Howard for 22 films, died due to Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia (COP), the late technician’s family announced on Tuesday.
He was 73.
The editor has worked on all Ron Howard films, starting from Night Shift in 1982 to In The Heart of Sea in 2015. He won the Oscar for Best Film Editing for the film Apollo 13 (1996) and was nominated three times for Howard’s A Beautiful Mind (2001), Cinderella Man (2005), and Frost/Nixon (2008).
Hill has also edited independent films produced in Nebraska such as Full Ride (2001). He was elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors. He is survived by his wife and daughter.