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PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King
PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King

Mike deGruy Award-winning nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, 60, an award-winning marine scientist and nature cinematographer best known for documentaries featuring underwater footage that brought viewers up close to sea creatures, plants and geographical features, died Saturday in a helicopter crash in eastern Australia, National Geographic said. Australian television writer-producer Andrew Wight, 52, also died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed soon after takeoff from an airstrip near Nowra, 97 miles north of Sydney. DeGruy, a Santa Barbara resident, produced and directed documentary films primarily about the ocean. An accomplished diver and submersible pilot who spent many...

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