Sydney Pollack Dies of Cancer at 73

May 27, 2008

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As The Superficial reported earlier today, actor/director/producer Sydney Pollack passed away yesterday after a ten-month battle with cancer. From Reuters:

Pollack, whose illness first came to public attention after unspecified health issues led him to withdraw last August as director of an HBO television movie, died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles suburb of Pacific Palisades at about 5 p.m. local time, surrounded by his family. The Directors Guild of America issued a statement on Monday night saluting him as "the quintessential 'actor's director"' and a gifted filmmaker who "let the dialogue and the emotion of a scene speak for itself."

As if the director of Tootsie dying isn't tragic enough, his final role as an actor will be the part of Patrick Dempsey's dad in Made of Honor.

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