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As the organizers of Sunday’s Oscars telecast continued to withhold word on whether they would include Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed by a train on Feb. 20 during shooting of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider,” in the show’s “In Memoriam” reel, the worldwide outpouring of grief and anger over her death continues to build.

Jones has become a symbol, and there is growing sentiment within the industry that her death and the larger issue of safety will remain hot topics for a long time to come.

Industry insiders expressed doubt that Jones would be included. The Academy is sticking with its policy of not commenting on who will or won’t be included on the televised “In Memoriam” segment. She will almost certainly be included in the more extensive list of deaths that runs on Oscars.com, but that is unlikely to mollify the nearly »


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