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David Kraft

David Kraft, news director of KTLA’s “News at 10,” died June 24 of Crohn’s disease. Kraft, who had battled the disease since he was 10, was 35.

Kraft, a San Diego native raised and educated in Bakersfield, became the news director of a local Bakersfield TV station while barely in his 20s and by age 23 had joined KTLA-TV as news director.

Kraft was a leading authority in film music and his features on the topic appeared in Movieline, the Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety.

Survived by his parents and a brother, Richard, a film music agent.

Services will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the 20th Century Fox scoring stage.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, (213) 935-4673.

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