Film Editor Sally Menke, best known for her work in Quentin Taratinoâ€™s movies, was found dead in Griffith Parkâ€™s hiking trail in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday (September 28).
The 57 year-old decided to go hiking with a friend, who was walking a dog, on Monday (September 27), the hottest day (113F) in LA in 133 years. They became separated and no one ever saw Sally alive again. At the end of the hike, the friend wasn’t able to locate Sally and called the police.
A late night search with bloodhounds and a helicopter was conducted and Sallyâ€™s body was found. Sallyâ€™s cause of death is still unknown. The extreme heat could have been one of the factors, but an autopsy will reveal if she had a pre-existing condition that led to her tragic death.
Sally worked for director Tarantino in movies like â€œDeath Proofâ€, â€œKill Billâ€, â€œJackie Brownâ€ and â€œReservoir Dogsâ€. Her work with the director was recognized with two Oscar nominations for editing in the movies â€œInglorious Basterdsâ€ (2009) and â€œPulp Fictionâ€ (1995).
R.I.P. Sally Menk.