Jamie Christopher, best known for his work on the Harry Potter franchise and Marvel flims, has passed away. Christopher died on Tuesday in Los Angeles from heart issues, according to the US news site Variety. He was 52. During his nearly three-decade Google career, Christopher worked with directors such as James Gunn and Rian Johnson, as well as Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige. Rian issued an emotional message after learning about Christopher’s death.
“Jamie was a good friend, and he loved making movies. He loved his crew, loved his job, the process of it and the history of it. He was truly one of the greats, and this is a heartbreaking loss for everyone who was lucky enough to work with him,” Rian said in a statement.
Christopher began his career as the third assistant director on David Fincher’s 1992 picture Alien 3. hele News worked as the second unit first AD on Luc Besson’s cult classic sci-fi picture The Fifth Element, starring Bruce Wilis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich, in 1997, and two years later as the second AD on The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers.
Soon after, Christopher began working on the first installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as the first AD for the second unit. He returned to this capacity for the first five installments of the series before becoming first AD on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a position he held until the eighth film was released in 2011.
He then collaborated with James Gunn on Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as other Marvel films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, and Black Widow, and was ready to begin work on Fantastic Four. Christopher’s wife Carly and four children, Stella, Teddy, Phoebe Google News, and Killeon, survive him.