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Victim of hit-and-run in Playa del Rey identified as video game casting director

A prominent video game casting director was killed in Playa del Rey early Wednesday in an apparent hit-and-run accident, according to authorities.

Brigitte Burdine, 48, had worked as a casting director on such titles as “World of Warcraft” and “Socom 3: U.S. Navy Seals.”

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division said Burdine was struck by a dark-colored sedan traveling east on Culver Boulevard near Pershing Drive about 1:45 a.m. The driver left the scene without stopping, according to an LAPD statement.

L.A. Fire Department paramedics transported Burdine to a hospital, where she later died.

Investigators are looking for a dark-colored sedan with possible front-end damage. At this time, there is no description of the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Martha Dominguez at (213) 473-0234 or call (877) LAPD-247 during non-business hours or on weekends.


Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian in Marina del Rey

-- Hector Becerra

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This is hopeless.

You will be missed, Brigitte. What a beautiful soul you were, and so very beautiful. She will be missed by so many. How could anyone leave someone to die in the street. A stop and a call may have been enough to save her life.

I am sure that the driver didn't want the police to check their blood alcohol level and arrest them for murder/manslaughter. Though completely craven and immoral it was probably a good idea as long as they don't get caught later.

Maybe she was killed by someone who was sensitized to real life death, someone who saw the worls as a video game...hey wait a minute...

The morons writing insensitive comments would do well to remember that people who knew and loved Brigette (for the kind, loving and funny woman she was) will be reading this. How would you feel if someone made a snide comment on the death announcement of your sister or friend? A life was lost in a horrible way - learn some basic decency!

Brigette was awesome and we who actually DID KNOW HER are lucky to have done so.

My sister was the most wonderful, thoughful, giving, loving warm spirit you could ever know. She would help anyone who needed it and would give you the shirt off her back would do anything for anyone unselfishly. She only wanted everyone around her to be happy no matter what and she was such a beautiful person inside and out. She touched the lives of so many and she will be so very missed. We just cannot believe this has happened and are still reeling with disbelief that someone could hit a person, pull over and then take off without helping. If that person is out there and reading this I just want you to know that we know you didn't mean to do this and you must be so very scared right now but we want to give you the opportunity to give us your side of the story and the only way you can is by calling the police and telling them your side of the story. We just want you to tell us what happened. Please call and help us understand. Thank you to everyone who has shared your condolences to our family through emails, etc. We are so grateful and know we all share the same pain of this tragedy. Services will be held second saturday of january that is very tentative on date and location.


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