Anthony Minghella, Oscar-winning director of The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Cold Mountain, has died at the age of 54. He had just finished production on his Botswana-based adaptation of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
As of yet, no further details have been released. Thanks for sending this over, Laila.
Oscar-Winning Director Minghella Dies [Guardian]