Navarrette dead at 56

Emmy-winning TV cameraman

David G. Navarrette, a five-time Emmy Award-winning television cameraman, died June 6 in Los Angeles of throat cancer. He was 56.

Navarrette started his career as a camera operator at local TV station KCOP Channel 13, where he was employed for 14 years. While there, he worked on a variety of specials, programs and gameshows, including the KCOP News and “Press Your Luck.” In 1986 he was nominated for a daytime Emmy for “Press Your Luck.”

He spent the next 15 years as a cameraman for the CBS daytime dramas “The Bold & The Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.” He won Emmys in 1992 and 1994 for his work on “The Bold & the Beautiful,” and in 1987, 1990 and 1991 he won for “The Young and the Restless.”

A Los Angeles native, Navarrette attended Columbia U. (L.A.) where he majored in Cinema and Television Production.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie, and their two daughters, Tina and Becky.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 23233 Lyons Ave., Valencia.

— Danielle Pillet

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