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June 18, 2009 marked a horrible day in "Nightmare on the 13th Floor" history. On that day, our film's editor, passed away. He will be deeply missed. His list of film credits are quite impecible, but "Nightmare on the 13th Floor" will always be my favorite. I am deeply saddened by his passing, and even more so in knowing that I will never get a chance to interview him and record his thoughts on this film. There are a lot of editing room details I would have loved to have discussed with our editor. Mr. Katz, you will be deeply missed. You have made such an impact on TV and in movies, and words can't express our loss.

- The obituary below never mentions this classic movie.
- The obituary does not do the editor justice. At all.

Courtesy of:
New York Times -
Written by:
Paid obituary that wasn't at all fitting of his accomplishments

KATZ--Sidney M. February 20, 1918 -June 18, 2009. Sid passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday night at home at the young age of 91. He had a long career as a film editor in New York and Los Angeles. Among other distinguished awards, he recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Cinema Editors of which he was very proud. He leaves behind his loving wife Jean; children Nancy, Ginny, Peggy, Linda, Jan, Dave, grandchildren Max, August, Amelia; and his beloved dog Roddy.