The award-winning director Curtis Hanson has passed away at 71 on Tuesday afternoon in his Hollywood Hills home. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) confirmed the news and declared he died of ?natural causes.?
At about 4:52 p.m. on Tuesday, the paramedics received a call about an unconscious man at Hanson?s home. Upon arrival, the director was declared dead at the scene. Reports claim that Hanson might have died because of a heart attack.
As of writing, the LAPD has yet to confirm whether or not the director had a heart attack. Specific information about Hanson?s death is also yet to be disclosed. For now, the only thing announced was that he died of ?natural causes.?
Curtis Hanson was known for directing the adaptation of the noir classic L.A. Confidential. The project earned him an Oscar and made him one of the best screenwriters and directors in the entertainment industry.
His other movies were The River Wild (1994), Wonder Boys (2000), 8 Mile (2002), and In Her Shoes (2005).
Hanson?s last project, on the other hand, was Chasing Mavericks. It was about surfer Jay Moriarity, portrayed by Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen). However, the director was not able to finish filming because of complications following his heart surgery. As a result, Michael Apted had to fill in his directorial shoes. Since then, Hanson had never directed a film again. He retired as well because of his Alzheimer?s disease.
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