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Somali Pirates' Victims Include Former Entertainment Regulars

Lilian Min |
February 22, 2011 | 12:29 p.m. PST

Associate Entertainment Editor

Image via Creative Commons
Image via Creative Commons
Four days after their vessel was captured and held by Somali pirates, four Americans are now dead, including Scott Adam.

A former unit production manager and second unit director, Adam's entertainment credits include "The Goonies," "The Dukes of Hazzard," and "The Love Boat."

Despite his work on successful productions in Hollywood, Adam and his wife Jean decided to leave the entertainment industry and focus on Christian missionary work. When they were attacked last Friday, they were traveling in their yacht, presumably in between missionary stops.

A gun battle broke out today between the pirates and the Navy soldiers attempting to rescue the Americans onboard, but tragically, none of those held on the boat made it out alive.

The other victims include another couple, friends of the Adam's. 

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