Twilight Crew Member Passes Away

Our friend, casting director Lana Veenker, just let us know some sad news. A member of the Twilight crew, Bradford Turner (props assistant) passed away unexpectedly. Some of you who visited the Twilight set in Portland may have encountered Brad who was always friendly towards the fans. Part of his obituary on Oregon Live reads:

“(He)pursued his love of film at Portland Community College and University of Oregon. He loved fishing, hunting, skiing, and especially his time at the family home in Gearhart. His motion picture work in Portland eventually took him to Hollywood, where he worked on many film and TV projects as a property master. After 10 years in Hollywood, he returned to Portland and worked on projects that included “Twilight,” “Extraordinary Measures,” and “Leverage.” His spirit touched the lives of many friends and fellow workers in the industry.”

It was the work of many people like Brad, working on a small, independent film that no one in Hollywood cared about or took seriously that helped to launch the twilight films to where they are today.  For our part, his work was appreciated.

Lana also told us that “the family has suggested donations in his name to the Pixie Project. This organization helps the homeless who have dogs care for them and find housing that will accept dogs.  It helps dogs and cats get vaccines, spaying and neutering, and runs an animal adoption service and day care.”


  1. so sad to hear that. thinking of his family and colleagues.

  2. My thoughts are with his family and colleagues.

  3. I so sad to here of the lost i lived in oregon for 38 years i loved it there and i sad fine sad for the family. i lost my husband last year so i know how it is.


  5. That is sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  6. that is so sad 🙁 im so sorry for the loss. my prayers are with his family,friends and co workers.. God Bless

  7. kym cruddas says:

    so sad to hear this news ,my love and prayers go out to his family .r.i.p.

  8. God bless his family, friends, coworkers with faith, love, and peace at this time.

  9. grrr… I hate sad news on Fridays…. Best wishes to his family.

  10. aw thats terrible and so sad.
    Rest in Peace Brad, best wishes to his friends, families and collegues.
    All us Twi-fans want to thank Brad for all his hard work with Twilight.


  11. That is really sad. So sorry to the family for their loss. Prayers & thoughts to them.
    I never really thought of the “little” people who work on Twi films before. Thank you Brad for all the work you did!!

  12. Our thoughts and sincere sympathy is sent to those he loved. Thank you Brad – you made many of us smile.

  13. Twilight dreamers says:

    In my prayers and best wishes for his family 🙁 XOXOXOXOX

  14. Hugs and blessings to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

  15. Aw! Well, my prayers and condolences go out to his family. So sad! 🙁

  16. So sad! I think I met him!

  17. RIP

    Thank you for your contribution to a movie that changed many lives.

  18. That’s so sad.Brad, you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. switzy4ever14 says:

    God bless and be with his family. Though I never met you, I will miss you, Brad.

  20. That’s so sad and unexpected. Hope his family will be able to cope with this. 🙁

  21. Bob Turner says:

    Brad’s sister Sarah, just showed me this web site. Not being very adept at the computer, I hope this reaches all of you above who responded.
    Brad was my dear friend, son, fishing buddy, comrade,dog lover and hero. I, like a lot of you, will miss this guy with the slim 6’5″ frame with his lion like flowing hair. His mother and I thank all of you for your comments, remembrances and kind words. Brad has left a large void in our family.
    Again, thank all of you.

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