Memphis film industry mourns the loss of George Holmes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis film industry mourns the loss of George Holmes

Holmes died Sunday after being hit by a train while jogging in Germantown. (Photo Source: Beale Street Studios) Holmes died Sunday after being hit by a train while jogging in Germantown. (Photo Source: Beale Street Studios)
(WMC) - On Tuesday, members of the Memphis film industry remembered 59-year-old George Holmes for his work and free spirit.

Holmes died Sunday after being hit by a train while jogging in Germantown.

According to police, Holmes was wearing headphones at the time of his death and may not have heard the train coming. 

Holmes' family says he ran in the area frequently. They also say it was not unusual for him to have earphones in during a run.

"That was Holmes' home, his territory. He felt safe there," said Memphis and Shelby County Film Commissioner Linn Sitler. 

Sitler knew Holmes for more than 30 years, and said in addition to being an avid jogger, he was a nice and gentle spirit, and will be missed in the local film community. 

Holmes owned the production company Beale Street Studios and worked with globally recognized clients including FedEx, International Paper, and CBS Sports.

"I have never experienced anything like the response we have experienced to George Holmes death," said Sitler. 

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