'Game of Thrones' Editor Killed by Lion

Her other credits included 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Divergent.'

Katherine Chappell, a visual effects editor who worked on Game of Thrones, has been identified as the American tourist killed by lions in South Africa Monday, NBC News reports. She was 29.

Chappell was riding in an SUV at a wildlife park when a lion she was photographing attacked her after jumping through the window of the vehicle. The windows in the SUV were down, Scott Simpson, the assistant operations manager at Lion Park, told the Associated Press. He said this was against park policy.

Simpson said the lioness had cubs with her during the attack. She has been moved to a different property owned by the park, one away from tourists. 

"We cannot thank everyone enough for the kind words and support. It means the world to us during this difficult time," her sister Jennifer wrote in a Facebook post. "Her energy and passion could not be contained by mere continents or oceans. She was very much loved and shared her love for life with those she met."

Chappell is credited on two season four episodes of Game of Thrones, including the much talked-about episode featuring the death of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) as well as last year's finale, which included some of the season's most ambitious effects.

Her other credits include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Godzilla, Divergent and Noah.  She is also credited on Ron Howard's upcoming In the Heart of the Sea.

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