Sad news to report today as Quentin Tarantino’s longtime film editor Sally Menke was found dead early Tuesday morning by searchers in Beachwood Canyon, Los Angeles.
Menke, 56, received Oscar nominations for Inglourious Basterds and Pulp Fiction. Her credits with Tarantino also include Grindhouse (“Death Proof”), Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Jackie Brown, Four Rooms (“The Man From Hollywood”) and Reservoir Dogs. She also worked on films such as Mulholland Falls and All the Pretty Horses.
The Los Angeles Times says that Menke had gone hiking in the morning, and her friends alerted police after she failed to come home.
No cause of death was immediately reported, and it’s unclear whether Los Angeles’ record heat was a factor.
You can watch Tarantino talk about Menke below as well as the shoutouts to Sally that were done by the cast and crew of Tarantino’s Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds.