Oscar-Winning Director, Nic Roeg, Dies at 90

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WRITTEN BY: Jeremy Wallace

Nicolas Roeg, director of highly acclaimed films such as “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and “Don’t Look Now,” unfortunately passed away last Friday November 23rd. He was 90 years old. Roeg’s son confirmed his father’s death to Britain’s Press Association, but the location and cause of death are still unknown.

Roeg has been stated as being a major influence on popular directors of today including Edgar Wright himself, acclaimed director of last year’s smash hit “Baby Driver.” Wright paid his respects through a post on Instagram shortly after Roeg’s death that stated “Farewell to the extraordinary cinematic talent, director Nicolas Roeg. His films hypnotized me for years and still continue to intrigue. Along with classics like Performance & Walkabout, I could watch Don’t Look Now on a loop & never tire of its intricacies. A master of the art.”

The amount of rock-n-roll icons that Roeg worked with is abundant, whether it be David Bowie in the starring role of “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” or Art Garfunkel in “Bad Timing.” He also worked with Mick Jagger on “Performance.”. Nicolas Roeg had been happily married to Harriet Harper as of the year 2005. Roeg had six children among his first two marriages.

 

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