Tragedy

U.S. woman killed by lion was film editor for “Game of Thrones”

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Earlier this week, an American tourist on safari in South Africa was attacked by a lion and killed when the wild feline dragged her from the car in which she’d been riding. The woman has since been identified as 29-year-old Katherine Chappell from New York. Chappell worked as a film editor for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and photos of her holding an Emmy statue surfaced online after she was identified. The attack occurred at a safari park about 40 miles outside of Johannesburg, and witnesses said Chappell and the driver of her vehicle, a safari guide, approached a pride of lions at a very close distance. Chappell reportedly had the window of the vehicle down when a 9-year-old lionness pounced and bit her. Some witnesses said they saw both the tour guide and Chappell with their respective windows rolled all the way down, but in a statement the guide reportedly disputed those claims. What’s indisputable is that this was a terrible tragedy. Family and friends reportedly remembered Chappell as a “brilliant, kind, adventurous and high-spirited” woman.

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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