Clay Green Cambern dies at 56

Editor worked on 'Sopranos,' 'Lost'

Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56.

In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as an editor on “Third Watch,” “Numbers,” “Cold Case” and “Women’s Murder Club.”

Cambern also worked on films including 1993’s “Dave,” HBO telepic “The Tuskegee Airmen” and “The Mask of Zorro.”

Cambern graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bachelors of arts in music and apprenticed with his father, longtime editor and music editor Donn Cambern. He brought a passion for music, coupled with a talent with digital effects, to his work.

Cambern was a member of the Editors Guild.

In addition to his father, survivors include Cambern’s life partner, Kevin Wilkerson; his mother, Patricia Cambern; a sister and a brother; and a nephew.

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. at the First Christian Church of North Hollywood (4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City).

Donations may be made to BCR programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities, 230 E. Amherst Drive, Burbank, CA 91504 (BCRraplacetogrow.org).

More TV

  • Harry Kane of England celebrates scoring

    World Cup Live-Stream: How to Watch England vs. Panama

    Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56. In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Portlandia': Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Pick Their Proudest Musical Moments

    Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56. In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as […]

  • NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: (L-R)

    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56. In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as […]

  • Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

    'Game of Thrones' Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Married in Scotland

    Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56. In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as […]

  • Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul

    Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul Ryan's Request for a Photo

    Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56. In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Netflix & Pill" -

    'Roseanne': What's Next for ABC's Spinoff

    Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56. In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as […]

  • D'Arcy Carden The Good Place

    Emmys: Will Critical Darlings Like 'The Good Place' and 'Killing Eve' Find a Foothold?

    Clay Green Cambern, an assistant editor who worked most recently on the new NBC series “Grimm,” died Nov. 8 of sudden cardiac arrest in Burbank, Calif. He was 56. In the last several years, he had also worked on episodes of “The Sopranos,” “Melrose Place,” “Lost” and “Detroit 1-8-7” as an assistant editor and as […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content