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#Steven Weisberg, Film Editor on ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ and ‘Men in Black II,’ Dies at 68

Steven Weisberg, a film editor who cut features for directors Alfonso Cuarón, Barry Sonnenfeld, Rodrigo García and others, has died. He was 68.

Weisberg died Oct. 16 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills after five years of care for early onset Alzheimer’s, his ex-wife, Susan Ellicott, announced. He was diagnosed when he was 55, she said.

Weisberg collaborated with Cuarón on A Little Princess (1995), Great Expectations (1998) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004); with Sonnenfeld on the 2001 Fox pilot for The Tick, Big Trouble (2002) and Men in Black II (2002); and with García on Mother and Child (2009) and Albert Nobbs (2011).

Born in New York City on Jan. 16, 1955, Steven Charles Weisberg attended the State University of New York at Binghamton and Syracuse University and received an associate editor credit on Gaby: A True Story (1987).

His résumé also included The Cable Guy (1996), Permanent Midnight (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), I Am David (2003), The Producers (2005), Man of the Year (2006), Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) and Hope Springs (2012).

He launched Lush Meadow Productions in 2008.

Survivors include his sons, Nathaniel, a historian and educator, and Joseph, an artist, set builder and musician. He was married to Ellicott, a British journalist and television documentarian, from 1996-2008.

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