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Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-winning cinematographer, dead at 85

Vilmos Zsigmond, Oscar-winning cinematographer, dead at 85

Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, revered as one of the most influential cinematographers in film history for his work on several classic films, including “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “The Deer Hunter,” died Friday. He was 85.

The Hungarian-born Zsigmond died in Big Sur from “a combination of many illnesses,” said his business partner Yuri Neyman.

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