James Lyons (film editor)

James Lyons (October 8, 1960 – April 12, 2007) was an American film editor, screenwriter and actor who frequently collaborated with Todd Haynes. He is probably best known for editing The Virgin Suicides and editing and co-writing Velvet Goldmine. He also had a minor role in 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol as Billy Name.

James Lyons
James K. Lyons

October 8, 1960
DiedApril 12, 2007(2007-04-12) (aged 46)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
OccupationFilm editor, screenwriter, actor
Known forVelvet Goldmine
The Virgin Suicides
Partner(s)Terrence Savage

He died in Manhattan of squamous cell carcinoma, at the age of 46, after more than a decade of treatment for HIV.[1]

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  1. ^ Wyatt, Edward (April 16, 2007). "James Lyons, 46, Film Editor and Actor, Dies". The New York Times.

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