Oscar-winning film editor David Brenner dead at 59

Famed film editor David Brenner, who won an Academy Award for his work editing the 1989 film “Born on the Fourth of July,” died Thursday at the age of 59.

Brenner’s wife, Amber, told The Hollywood Reporter he passed away suddenly Thursday morning at his West Hollywood home.

“He was an extraordinary editor and a loving, compassionate family man,” the American Cinema Editors said in a statement, according to Variety. “In an effort to support David’s family during this terrible time, Lightstorm Entertainment has created this GoFundMe account. More important than any financial assistance this may provide, it’s an opportunity to let his wife Amber and his children Annie, Haider, and Sasha know how many other lives David touched.”

Brenner burst onto the scene in 1990, winning the Oscar for film editing — an award that he shared with editor John Hutshing —  for his work on the movie “Born on the Fourth of July,” which was directed by Oliver Stone.

“Stone recruited Brenner to edit nine of his films, including ‘Platoon,’ ‘Salvador,’ ‘Wall Street,’ ‘Talk Radio,’ ‘The Doors,’ ‘Heaven & Earth,’ ‘World Trade Center’ and ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,'” Variety reported.

“He also worked with director Zack Snyder on ‘Justice League,’ ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Man of Steel’ and the extra-long ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.'”

Snyder mourned Brenner’s passing in a statement to Variety.

The director said he was “devastated at the loss of my dear friend and collaborator David Brenner. He was a gifted artist and one of the kindest people I have ever known.

“He will be deeply missed. My heartfelt condolences go to Amber and his children during this difficult time,” Snyder added.

At the time of his passing, Brenner had been working on the “Avatar” sequels.

On social media, many users, including Brenner’s former colleagues, commemorated his legacy.

“Our hearts go out to his wife Amber and their children Annie, Haider and Sasha. His talent, compassion and friendship will be truly missed,” tweeted “Avatar” director James Cameron.