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Video Director Travis Peterson Found Dead in L.A.

Travis Peterson, an L.A.-based video director, has been found dead in a car at a parking garage, L.A. Weekly reports. His cause of death was not immediately known; a representative for the L.A. sheriff’s department told ABC News there were no obvious signs of foul play.

As a director, Peterson worked with artists including Ariel Pink, Glass Candy, Vivian Girls, Nite Jewel, and Seth Bogart. Recently, he’d worked as a freelance cameraman and editor for BBC News, covering the presidential election. He was also a musician, playing in bands called Moog, Pong, and Cherubino.

Peterson’s wife, Emilie Halpern, reported her husband missing on December 30, after last hearing from him the day before. “I want to express my deep gratitude to everyone who shared information and searched for him,” Halpern wrote on Instagram, where she shared a photo of the couple with their young son (above). “He was found because of his friends. This is a devastating loss and we are heartbroken. Sending love to you all.

L.A.-based musician Julia Holter, who had collaborated with Peterson, shared her remembrance and a few favorite videos:

[Pitchfork]