Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director of The English Patient, has died at age 54.
Early reports listed no cause of death. The BBC now says that he “suffered a fatal haemorrhage in London days after having surgery for cancer of the tonsils and neck.”
The English Patient was released in 1996 and won nine Oscars — including awards for best director, best picture, best editing (chalk up another one for Walter Murch) and best supporting actress for Juliette Binoche.
So long, Mr. Minghella; sorry to see you go. The English Patient in particular was a great time at the movies.