Richard Donner, the popular American film director, and producer, is dead at the age o 91. The director is best known for his work on the ‘Lethal Weapon’ franchise and ‘The Goonies.’ Notably, on Monday, Richard died as per the multiple reports cited by his wife and their production company. The death’s reason of the director is yet not cleared.
Significantly, Richard Donner and his wife, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, in collaboration ran The Donners’ Company, and they have launched the films involving, ‘Free Willy,’ ‘X-Men’ and ‘Deadpool.’ The director has spent about six decades in his career of film and television.
A few of the remarkable projects of Richard Donner are ‘Superman’ in 1978, ‘Ladyhawke’ in 1985 with Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfieffer. Later’ in 1988 he worked on ‘Scrooged, starring Bill Murray, and further he directed ‘The Goonies’ in 1985, and this film was produced by Steven Spielberg.
On Monday, Steven, through his Amblin Entertainment company, issued a statement and noted, “Dick had such a powerful command of his movies and was so gifted across so many genres. Being in his circle was akin to hanging out with your favorite coach, smartest professor, fiercest motivator, most endearing friend, staunchest ally, and — of course — the greatest Goonie of all. He was all kid. All heart. All the time. I can’t believe he’s gone, but his husky, hearty laugh will stay with me always.”
Mel Gibson, the American actor, and film director also stated, “Donner! My friend, my mentor. Oh, the things I learned from him! He undercut his own talent and greatness with a huge chunk of humility referring to himself as ‘merely a traffic cop.’ He left his ego at the door and required that of others.”
Further, he stated, “He was magnanimous of heart and soul, which he liberally gave to all who knew him. If we piled up all the good deeds he did, it would stretch to some uncharted place in the firmament. I will sorely miss him, with all his mischievous wit and wisdom.”