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Shark Attack

TV Director Killed

By Great White

2/27/2013 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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An award-winning TV and film director was killed in a gruesome shark attack off the coast of New Zealand today ... as authorities grabbed guns and opened fire on the animals.

46-year-old Adam Strange -- who's directed a whole bunch of international commercials for companies like Pepsi and Firestone -- was swimming at a popular NZ beach when a Great White pulled him underwater. According to local reports, at least 3 other sharks were drawn to the attack.

Local police jumped in a small boat and raced over to the scene ... joined by a helicopter. The cops fired at least 20 shots at the sharks, but it was too late.

One shark was reportedly killed in the gunfire ... and its body -- measuring 14-feet long -- washed up on shore a short time later.

As for Strange -- authorities were able to recover his body after the attack.

Strange didn't just direct commercials -- he also won Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009. He leaves behind a wife and small child.

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SSinOC    

Swimming with the sharks and this happened. Who woulda thought?

610 days ago
47.

Decker    

from wikipedia- "a person's chance of getting killed by a shark is less than 1 in 264.1 million"

In the words of Monty Python - "You lucky lucky bastard".

610 days ago
48.

kenblazed    

Killed by a Great White Shark while swimming off the coast of New Zealand.... Strange.

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49.

derp    

So let me get this straight, the shark went shark and got killed over it? What a dumb****

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50.

noozgroop    

How Strange.

610 days ago
51.

judgemental4fun    

No business swimming where there are carnivorous fish twice your size...just sayin'.

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52.

noozgroop    

How Strange

610 days ago
53.

DOC    

Sucks to end your existence as a shark turd sinking unceremoniously to the bottom of the ocean only to be eaten and pooped out again by some other sea life.

610 days ago
54.

William j    

Karma is a mf'er!!

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55.

Anson    

Why would they try to kill the sharks? They live their lives in the water. We have no business killing them.

610 days ago
56.

Phreaky    

This is sad, but New Zealand news said he was 650 yards out from the beach - who the HELL goes 650 yards out from the beach to friggin swim, knowing you are in Great White territory?

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57.

thisisme3    

Why kill the sharks? The guy was in their territory and they were doing what their nature does.

610 days ago
58.

OhWell    

Still,


Far More People Eat Sharks
Than Sharks Eat People.

610 days ago
59.

M    

It's poetic justice. I'm sorry, but he, and others like him, have no business being in the sharks territory. They need to eat, too. It's who they are. If you want to study sharks, do it from a distance. If you must go up close and personal, do it while in a cage. The sharks shouldn't be killed for doing what they do.

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ACE DEUCEY    

Throw the people spamming here to the sharks.

610 days ago
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