American film editor GERALDINE PERONI died at her New York home on Tuesday (03AUG04) after reportedly committing suicide. She was 51.
The city's medical examiner's office ruled the movie maker - who frequently worked with director ROBERT ALTMAN - had killed herself, however her family are disputing that finding.
Altman says, "Her death is a big loss. She made my work so easy.
"She reads me better than anybody had ever read me, and, consequently, she did the work; I didn't have to. So it was a wonderful situation. But those things don't last."
During her 20 year film career, she has been nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD and BAFTAS.09/08/2004 13:59