Emmy-nominated editor David Wales Fairfield died of natural causes March 21 in Los Angeles. He was 59.
Fairfield was nominated for Emmys for his editing on the TV specials “Red Hot and Blue” (1990) and “Super Night of Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1984).
He had a long relationship with Malcolm Leo Prods., where he edited 1987’s “Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter,” for which he won a Cable ACE award. Fairfield specialized in editing music documentaries; he also edited 1985’s “The Beach Boys: An American Band” and 1987’s “Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll,” among others. Fairfield also edited “The ‘Happy Days’ Reunion Special.”
He ventured into producing on some projects, including the “Rock & Roll Moments” series.
Born in Morristown, N.J., Fairfield graduated from the U. of Georgia.
He is survived by two brothers.