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Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away

The Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away on 27 April 2015 following a fatal heart attack.

Apr 29, 2015 15:12 IST
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The Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie passed away on 27 April 2015 following a fatal heart attack. He was 59.

Lesnie was famously known for his cinematography in movies Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit. He also shot the remake of King Kong (2005), The Lovely Bones (2009) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) during his career.

Lesnie won the Oscar (Academy Award) as a cinematographer in 2002 for the first part of Lord of the Rings film- The Fellowship of the Ring. He was also inducted into the Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame in 2002.

His last movie was Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner.

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