Oscar-Winning Director Anthony Minghella Dies
The English Patient and Talented Mr. Ripley filmmaker was 54
British filmmaker Anthony Minghella, who won a Best Director Oscar in 1996 for The English Patient, has died, his London-based agent confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 54.
He succumbed to a fatal hemorrhage early Tuesday morning at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, west London, his rep tells PEOPLE. Minghella had an operation last week for a growth in his neck, which “seemed to have gone well.”
His most recent movie was The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, which he recently finished filming in Botswana, reports CNN.
Minghella was married to Hong Kong-born choreographer Carolyn Choa.
Since 2003, he was chairman of the British Film Institute.
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