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Karen Schmeer dies at 39; film editor of Bobby Fischer documentary
February 2, 2010

Karen Schmeer, an award-winning film editor who worked on many
documentaries, was struck and killed by a getaway car speeding from a
New York City drugstore robbery on Friday, police and her mother said.
She was 39.

Schmeer was crossing Broadway at West 90th Street on the Upper West
Side of Manhattan when she was struck by a car driven by two suspects
in the theft of over-the-counter medication from a drugstore a few
blocks away, police said.

The driver of the car was arrested shortly after Friday's crash, and
Schmeer was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center.
Her mother, Eleanor DuBois Schmeer, confirmed her death.

She was working on a documentary film about chess master Bobby Fischer
when she was killed. Many chess masters and chess personalities have
been interviewed on video tape for this film, including Anthony Saidy,
Frank Brady and Sam Sloan.

I called the production company as soon I heard about this today. They
confirmed her death and stated that the scheduled deadline for the
completion of her editing work was in fact today. Due to the tragic
circumstances of her death, production of this documentary has been
delayed. A new editor has been hired. However, he will have to review
all the tapes, so there will be a delay in the production. The
production company still hopes for it to released and shown on HBO
this summer.

Schmeer was born Feb. 20, 1970, in Portland, Ore. After graduating
from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in anthropology she
was hired as a film editor.

Sam Sloan
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Default Editor of Bobby Fischer Documentary Killed by Getaway Car

I salute you, Sam, for verifying this story before reporting it.
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