A New York native who worked on “Game of Thrones” as a visual effects artist has been identified as the woman fatally mauled by a lioness while snapping photos from an open car window in a South African wildlife park.
Katherine Chappell, 29, who grew up in the Westchester town of Rye, was killed Monday when the beast lunged at her through the window.
Chappell, who studied at Hofstra University on Long Island, was mourned by her grieving family on Facebook.
“We are broken-hearted to share this news with our friends and family,” the post read. “Yesterday morning, while on a volunteer mission to protect wildlife in South Africa, Kate Chappell was involved in a tragic and fatal accident.”
Chappell had worked on popular projects such as “Game of Thrones,” “Godzilla” and “Captain America,” according to her LinkedIn profile.