After 5-Decade Long Movie Career, Entertainment Elite Passes Away in His Home

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April 23, 2019Apr 23, 2019

The sad news was reported this week that legendary editor Terry Rawlings has passed away. The movie editor, best known for “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner,” died at his home. 

The Guild announced the news on Twitter that the Oscar-nominated editor had passed away.

They wrote, “It is with very great sadness that the Guild of British Film and Television Editors reports the death of Terry Rawlings, film editor extraordinaire,  this morning- 23rd  April 2019.”

Rawlings worked in the film industry for over 50 years. During that time, he was extremely successful and even received an Oscar nomination for his hard work. The nomination was for “Chariots of Fire” from 1981. Other impressive movies he worked on were “Alien 3,”  “GoldenEye,” and “Watership Down.”

Rawlings also received five BAFTA nominations and won the career achievement award by the American Cinema Editors society in 2006. 

Several people have taken to social media to mourn the loss.

The Alien Anthology account wrote, “Rest in peace, friend. Thank you for your extraordinary work on Alien,  Alien 3 and all the other films you helped bring to life with your remarkable talent. We will miss you but we’re so glad your legacy lives on.”

Sony Movie Channel’s official account said,  “We’re sad to hear of the death of #TerryRawlings (1933-2019) Oscar-nominated editor of Chariots of Fire (1981).”

Filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika wrote, “I’m saddened by the passing of editor extraordinaire Terry Rawlings. An honour to have him share his memories in my docs on Alien, Alien 3 and Blade Runner, he was also an invaluable advisor on Legend: Director’s Cut and Alien 3: Assembly Cut.  A little known fact, he was the dubbing editor on Ken Russell’s The Devils. What a career, what a life. Godspeed,  sir.”

Below are some of the other tributes:

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