Carolyn Cronenberg, Film Editor and Wife of David Cronenberg, Dies at 66

David and Carolyn Cronenberg - 2005 Cannes - Getty - H 2017
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Her movies credits include 'Acts of Violence' and 'Too Commercial for Cannes.'

Carolyn Cronenberg, a film director/editor and wife of director David Cronenberg, has died. She was 66.

Born Carolyn Ziefman on August 22, 1950, she passed away at home in Toronto on June 19 after an undisclosed illness. "She was caring, kind, compassionate, loving, and by far the best person any of us has ever known," a family obituary read.

Carolyn Cronenberg met husband David while working as a production assistant on one of his early films, Rabid, in 1979. She had editor credits on other David Cronenberg movies like The Brood and Fast Company.

Carolyn Cronenberg then took time out in the 1980s and 1990s to raise their three children. She later directed Acts of Violence, a 2006 behind-the-scenes documentary about depictions of violence in David Cronenberg's A History of Violence, a mob drama that starred Viggo Mortensen.

And Carolyn Cronenberg directed the short film Too Commercial for Cannes, about her husband bringing A History of Violence to Cannes. She is survived by her husband, David, son Brandon and daughter Caitlin, and Cassandra, a daughter from David Cronenberg's marriage with his first wife, Margaret Hindson.