Neal Fredericks, 35, 'Blair Witch' Filmmaker, Dies

posted 2004-08-19 10:57:22 by stevemay

MIAMI, Aug. 18 (AP) - Neal Fredericks, the cinematographer of the low-budget hit horror film "The Blair Witch Project," was killed on Sunday in a plane crash while filming a movie. He was 35.

Mr. Fredericks's agent, Charles Lenhoff, said the crash took place about 70 miles west of Key West, Fla. United States Army Special Forces divers recovered the body inside the submerged plane on Monday. The Coast Guard said the pilot and three other members of the film crew escaped and were later rescued.

Mr. Fredericks collaborated with Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick, two college friends, on "The Blair Witch Project," which was shot in the Maryland woods and released in 1999.