For all of you people who thought the constant chatter from people yesterday about the heat in Los Angeles was a joke, or worse a bad joke, well, it has turned into sad news.

Sally Menke, longtime film editor of Quentin Tarantino, died sometime yesterday after walking her dog in L.A.'s Beachwood Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills near Griffith Park. The Friars Club had planned to make Tarantino the target of its annual Roast this coming Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, but told The Hollywood Reporter that it would postpone the event and find a new date.

Official statement: