On Sunday, Michael Hopkins died in a rafting accident in New Zealand. Mike’s best known work was with Peter Jackson. He and I worked on the Jackson film “The Frighteners.” He won Oscars for his work on “Lord Of The Rings” and “King Kong.”
Mike Hopkins was as kind, generous, and humble a man as you might hope to meet, and a world class sound editor/designer. Everybody who spent time with him liked him. I’m a better man for having been around him, and a better sound designer too.