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Michael John Van Dyke (14 January 196019 March 2008; age 48) was a set construction foreman on Star Trek Nemesis, along with his identical twin brother, Robert J. Van Dyke. On 19 March 2008, Van Dyke committed suicide by hanging himself at the house he was constructing on the property of actor-director Mel Gibson in Agoura Hills, California. His body was discovered by the site foreman the following morning. He had reportedly been going through desperate financial issues following a divorce a few years earlier. [1] [2] [3]

Van Dyke and his brother have also worked together as propmaker foremen on Dr. Dolittle 2 and also worked together on the 2006 film Crank, with Michael as construction foreman and Robert working on props. Michael Van Dyke's other credits include propmaker foreman on the 1998 remake of Psycho and construction foreman on The Matrix Reloaded. He was 48 years old when he died.

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