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MOBILE, Alabama — World-renowned filmmaker Mike deGruy died Saturday at age 60 in a fiery helicopter crash shortly after taking off from an airport in Australia.
A Mobile native, deGruy was best known for his work filming the wreck of the Titanic with director James Cameron and for his Emmy-award winning camerawork for the BBC series "The Blue Planet." He filmed everything from killer whales leaping from the water to snatch baby seals to boiling thermal vents more than a mile underwater.
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"During one of his last visits to Mobile, the Press-Register accompanied deGruy to Steiner Shipyard in Bayou la Batre to take a look at a Soviet deepwater submarine that has been marooned there since the 1990s, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He had learned of the Cold War-era spy sub from a Press-Register reporter and was considering buying it along with James Cameron"