Respected Name in Film Industry, Faculty Member at USC Sadly Dies at 66 Years Old

March 19, 2019Mar 19, 2019

News broke this week that a well-known and respected name in the film industry, Norman Hollyn, sadly passed away. His most widely recognized work includes his editing for big-name films such as “Sophie’s Choice,” “Heathers,” and “The Cotton Club.”

He was also a faculty member at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Hollyn taught at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, which is a private media school associated with the main USC campus.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he died of a coronary embolism and subsequent cardiac arrest. He was only 66 years old at the time of his death.

USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth M. Daley paid a tribute to the late star via Facebook. In her statement, Daley called him an “important member” of the staff and expressed her condolences to his family members.

“All of us at the USC School of Cinematic Arts are profoundly saddened by the passing of Norman Hollyn, who was an extraordinary film, television and music editor, and was the inaugural holder of the Michael Kahn Endowed Chair in Editing here at SCA,” the dean said.

“Norm died in Yokohama, Japan, where he was sharing his wonderful knowledge with students from Tokyo University of the Arts. Norm was such an important member of our faculty for many years and his loss is devastating,” she added. “We will grieve with his family in the days ahead and find a time this Spring to join together to celebrate his life and his many contributions to all of us here at SCA.”

Please pray for Hollyn’s loved ones during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by many!

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