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Joe Marquette Jr., 'Raging Bull' and 'Prizzi' Camera Operator, Dies At Age 72

Updated On 21 Feb, 2019 Published On

Joe Marquette Jr., a veteran camera operator best known for his work on multiple renowned films such as Raging Bull, Prizzi's Honor, The War of the Roses and Uncommon Valor,  has died at the age of 72.

His death was confirmed by his friend Dominick Bruno who said Joe died on February 6 at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks.

As for the cause of death, Bruno said Joe died from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Joe also shot numerous concert films like The Last Waltz, Stop Making Sense and Jimmy Buffett: Live by the Bay.

Joe, who was a member of the International Cinematographers Guild for 50 years, also was on the crew for movies like Sounder, Rooster Cogburn, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Stir Crazy, The Escape Artist and Straight Talk.

His father was a newsreel cameraman while his uncle was a cinematographer on films including Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and television shows including The Streets of San Francisco and That Girl.

He is survived by his nephew, Evan, and cousins.

A funeral for the late camera operator will take place on March 7 at Rose Family Funeral Home in Simi Valley.

Rest In Peace Joe Marquette Jr.

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