I’m afraid that we have to bring you some sad news.
Curtis Hanson, who won an oscar for LA Confidential, and directed 8 Mile has sadly passed away. According to several media reports, he died in his LA home due to natural causes. Hanson was aged 71.
Over the past 24 hours, hundreds of tributes towards Curtis have been uploaded. Kevin Bacon said:
“So sad to hear about Curtis Hanson. Great director. Great man. Riding that river with him was one of the greatest gigs of my life.”
After he began screenwriting in the 1970’s, his first major hit was “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle”. He was also Oscar nominated, but lost to James Cameron’s “Titanic.”
Here is what Twitter had to say:
— Genius (@Genius) September 21, 2016
So sad to here of Curtis Hanson's death. He was a lovely man & a terrific story teller. RIP x https://t.co/kZDcekq3xS
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) September 21, 2016
Obviously distracted & upset…RIP to Curtis Hanson… this correction because he would have asked for another take…"in technicolor sir"
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) September 21, 2016
Rest in peace Curtis Hanson. What a great loss. Your legacy will live forever. LA Confidential is the masterpiece of masterpieces.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) September 21, 2016
Rest in peace Curtis, you will be missed.