Hollywood director, producer and comic-book writer, Richard Donner has died at 91 on Monday. His wife and producing partner, Lauren Shuler Donner, broke the news of his death.
Richard Donner was born on the 24th of April, 1930 in the Bronx, New York, United States to Jewish parents.
He gained fame after directing the horror film ‘The Omen in 1976’. He then went ahead to create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978′s “Superman”, starring Christopher Reeve.
Donner channeled his love of the character into making the film, repeatedly facing off with producers over the need for special effects that would convince the audience that a superhero could really fly.
He later went on to direct movies such as The Goonies Scrooged, Lethal Weapon, Maverick, Superman II, Donner cut and many other classics.
Tributes from Hollywood directors, producers and actors have been pouring in on Twitter since Monday.
Movie creatives such as Steven Spielberg, Sean Astin, Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright and many others have taken to social media to celebrate the many qualities of the late director such as his work ethics, dedication, talent and his eye for details.