Camera operator Candide Franklyn dies at 45

Steadicam/cameraman worked on 'The Da Vinci Code,' 'Hairspray'

Candide Franklyn, the prolific camera and steadicam operator who worked on projects such as “Cinderella Man,” “The Da Vinci Code” and a slew of Adam Sandler starrers, died on Feb. 12. He was 45.

Beginning his career in Toronto, Franklyn rose through the ranks as a grip and an expert dolly technician. As a steadicam/cameraman, he worked with industryites including Roger Kumble, Stephen Burum, Dennis Dugan, M. Night Shyamalan and Tak Fujimoto.

Recent credits include “Jack and Jill,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “Hairspray” and “The West Wing.”

He is survived by his wife, Leslie Whittaker, and his mother.

A celebration of life will be held for family and friends on March 2 at 1 p.m. at a private residence. Interested attendees must RSVP by Feb. 26 to or (310) 244-2830.

Donations may be made to The City Life Project.

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