the Avatar franchise lost an important member of its crew.
John Refouawho worked as a film editor at Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Waterdied May 14 after a battle with bile cancer, his wife Serena Refoua shared with Facebook. He is 58.
“Dear friends, my kind, sweet, creative husband John Djahanshah Refoua passed away last night May 14 surrounded by family and friends who loved him,” Serena wrote. “Despite the pain and complexity of this aggressive disease, he faced it with courage and anger.”
According to his wife, John was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma around February 2022. Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare cancer that forms in the bile ducts, every National Cancer Institute.
Regardless of the illness, John continued to work “until his last weeks” on the director’s third episode James Cameronof Avatar film series, which is scheduled to be released at the end of 2024, according to different.