'Camelot' visual effects supervisor dies

Passed away in Ireland while shooting Starz series

Visual effects supervisor Steven Hodgson died June 16 while on the set of the upcoming Starz TV series "Camelot" in Ireland. He was 50.

Hodgson, who had been battling cancer for several years, also worked on the recent films "Hot Tub Time Machine" (2010), "The Uninvited" (2009), "Vantage Point" (2008) and the July 30 release "Charlie St. Cloud" and on the 2008 miniseries "Impact."

"Camelot," which focuses on the King Arthur legend, began production Monday for a debut next year on Starz.

Hodgson was nominated for a Gemini Award -- Canada's highest honor for work in TV -- for his efforts on "Impact" and on 2004's "The Collector."

Hodgson was born in Scotland and based in Vancouver. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; children Michael, Lawrence, Madison and Elizabeth; and his brother, Craig Hodgson.

Services will be held Thursday in Cobham, Surrey, in the U.K., and his life also will be celebrated during a ceremony in Vancouver this summer.

The family asks that donations in Hodgson's name be made to the BC Cancer Foundation in Vancouver.