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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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61.

Tweeder    

It is so sad how some dumb a$$ people value the life of an animal over that of a human. If they thought there was a Vance to save him why not shoot? According to the idiots on this site we should not go into the ocean, the woods, the jungles, and/or any other part of nature if we don't want to be killed by wildlife and if someone is just let it happen

603 days ago
62.

beautifulMya    

God bless his family I know it's hard for them right now just bless them! Rest in peace my dear

603 days ago
63.

Waka Waka Waka    

They didn't like his business idea!!! Waka waka wakaaaa

603 days ago
64.

campy    

Well.....you win some, you lose some.

603 days ago
65.

Columbo    

Around 100,000,000 sharks are killed each year, and these are only the reported ones. Most of them for their fins to make soup. This killing here was very justified.

603 days ago
66.

Mrs. Gossip     

I wonder if they used assault riffles with the 30+ magazine to kill that shark.

603 days ago
67.

missr    

Why do people keep swimming in the ocean off Australia when great white sharks are known to be there and attack? I would never go in the water there and I'm not even from there. They should know that to sharks we look like big fat seals. They shouldn't have killed the shark, that's like someone shooting you at your dining room table for eating dinner.

603 days ago
68.

ex    

Oh well... he knew the dangers and paid the price.

603 days ago
69.

Mark    

Man goes in water where shark lives and the shark gets killed. Sharks were around long before man!

603 days ago
70.

heavenly    

You people with these nasty comments are a bunch of sick ****s. Karmas a bitch

603 days ago
71.

Jody    

What a horrible way to die. He never stood a chance.

603 days ago
72.

jeannie22    

I'm not prude but why do people on these sites need to post sexually explicit comments that have absolutely nothing to do with the topic. Have some respect you f'ing morons.

RIP

603 days ago
73.

PureRadiance    

OMG how sad. Prayers to his family. So horrible.

603 days ago
74.

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

Where's Kim Kardashian When You Need Her


That Big Butt Could Feed A Dozen Great Whites
And Throw In Kanye West As An Appetizer.

603 days ago
75.

Bruno    

Damn. Not a nice way to go.

603 days ago
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