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Carolyn Cronenberg, Film Editor and David Cronenberg’s Wife, Dies at 66

Carolyn had worked on a handful of her husband's productions and documented the experience of "A History of Violence" in two films.

David and Carolyn Cronenberg


Carolyn Cronenberg has died at age 66. The wife of director David Cronenberg, Carolyn had a career in film editing and filmmaking herself. She passed away in her home on June 19 after an unspecified illness. “She was caring, kind, compassionate, loving, and by far the best person any of us has ever known,” a family obituary reads.

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The pair met in 1977 while Carolyn was working as a production assistant on David’s early science-fiction horror movie “Rabid.” She would go on to have editing credits on her husband’s movies “The Brood” and “Fast Company,” while later directing behind-the-scenes documentaries “Acts of Violence” and “Too Commercial for Cannes.” The former explored the use of violence in “A History of Violence,” while the latter documented David’s trip to Cannes with the Viggo Mortensen-starring drama.

Carolyn and David have two children, son Brandon and daughter Caitlin. Carolyn also helped raise Cassandra, David’s daughter from his marriage with first wife Margaret Hindson. You can watch the short film “Too Commercial For Cannes” below.

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