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Mortal Kombat, WoW Casting Director Brigitte Burdine Killed

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Police in Los Angeles are looking for the driver of a car who hit and killed a well known figure in the video game world -- before taking off.

Brigitte Burdine, 48, was crossing a street in Playa del Rey early Wednesday morning when a car ran her down and sped off. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, but the head trauma she suffered was too severe to save her.

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LA Weekly, which confirmed that the victim is indeed Burdine, described her like this:

She was a legendary talent in an overwhelmingly male market, and a true entertainment-business character who helped make L.A. a leader in the new age of consumer art.

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Burdine gained fame for her work as a casting director on some of the biggest video games ever, including "Mortal Kombat" and "World of Warcraft." She also served as head director for "SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Confrontation," among many others.

Right now police have no leads, saying only that the car was a dark sedan and likely has some front-end damage from the hit-and-run crash.