DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Wes Craven (aged 76)
American film director
Wesley Earl “Wes” Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor. He was known for his pioneering work in the genre of horror films, particularly slasher films, where he mixed horror cliches with humor and satire. His impact on the genre was considered prolific and influential. Due to the success and cultural impact of his works in the horror film genre, Craven has been called a “Master of Horror”.
DEATH: On August 30, 2015, 4 weeks after his 76th birthday, Craven died of brain cancer at his Los Angeles home.