Legendary American and Hollywood film director Peter Bogdanovich has joined his ancestors. He passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
The agent for The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon director confirmed the news of his death in a statement released on Thursday.
Born on July 30, 1939, in Kingston, New York, United States, the renowned film director’s work became interchangeable with the New Hollywood of the 1970s.
He earned eight Oscar nominations, including best director, for his coming-of-age drama, 1971’s The Last Picture Show.
The film, set in a Texas town, had an ensemble cast of rising stars including Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd.
Mourning his death, the director of The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola told the Deadline website that he was “devastated” by the news.
“May he sleep in bliss for eternity, enjoying the thrill of our applause forever”, he said.
The director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro, also tweeted Thursday: “He was a dear friend and a champion of Cinema… He single-handedly interviewed and enshrined the lives and work of more classic filmmakers than almost anyone else in his generation.”
Peter Bogdanovich is survived by his wife and two children, Antonia Bogdanovich and Sashy Bogdanovich.
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Even though his agent has confirmed his death, he didn’t give much details into his funeral service and arrangements.
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