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Visual effects producer Eileen Moran has died. Moran was an executive producer at Peter Jackson's digital effects company Weta Digital. One of the film industry's top visual effects producers, she worked on the likes of District 9, I, Robot, Avatar and X-Men: The Last Stand. She was a longtime friend of Peter Jackson, and also worked on several of his films including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming Hobbit series. Moran was believed to be in her mid-50s. Her cause of death is currently unknown. Peter Jackson and partner Fran Walsh revealed the news about Moran's death in a note to staff members at Weta Digital. "Fran and I are terribly upset at the news that we lost Eileen a couple of hours ago," Jackson and Walsh said.

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