Fans of Top Gear were sad to hear that Mark Talbot Butler, an editor of the BBC show and so much more, had passed away on December 30 2020 after battling an incurable form of cancer for a short amount of time.
We reported that while his funeral had taken place a couple of weeks ago, a memorial will be held in his memory when the lockdown in eased in the UK. On posting this sad news to Facebook, fans of him and his work were quick to send their condolences to Mark and his family.
Fans left beautiful messages:
“RIP, your work was epic and inspired alot of us here in America to really turn it up to the highest of standards in the edit bay,” someone posted.
Another fan wrote, “A man who quietly orchestrated the greatest episodes of our favourite TV show ever RIP and positive thoughts for your closest family and friends.”
Mark was behind some of the most incredible Top Gear episodes ever, such as the tribute to British vehicle manufacturing and the Top Gear team building a rocket out of Reliant Robin.
One fan of Mark had this to say:
“Thats bloody young bless him. rest well fella.”
Others took to Twitter to pay their respects:
We received the very sad news that BFE member, Mark Talbot-Butler passed away on NYE.
Mark was an exceptional member of the editing community, his passion, contribution to the industry and vibrant energy will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/rLawYWLZij
— British Film Editors (@BFEditors) January 10, 2021
In loving memory of my pal and creative collaborator, the highly talented editor Mark Talbot-Butler. https://t.co/Kuup2kiGAB
— Stuart Hazeldine (@stuarthazeldine) January 1, 2021
So gutted to hear about the loss of a work colleague, editor Mark Talbot-Butler. RIP my friend. https://t.co/MV4Fm66Eid
— Trace Taylor BFE (@EditorTrace) December 31, 2020
We send our best wishes and condolences to the family and friends of Mark and will be watching the Top Gear episodes he edited out as a form of remembrance. This is such a loss.