The woman responsible for editing some of Quentin Tarantino’s best selling and critically acclaimed films died during a hike in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park on a day the city was experiencing a dangerously high record temperature of 113 degrees.
Her body was found dead early today in a ravine in Griffith Park, her pet dog still alive beside her where she collapsed. A friend who had been hiking with her turned back earlier in the day when the heat became too much to bear.
It is not known if the heat contributed to or caused her death.
She was nominated for an Academy Award for editing Pulp Fiction. The unique look, pacing and style of Pulp Fiction are largely due to Menke’s new approach to editing and groundbreaking techniques.