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has passed away at the age of 73, which was confirmed earlier today.

The cause was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to a source close to the family. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his condition deteriorated in recent weeks.

While I loved a lot of his movies (Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs), it’s pretty clear that the biggest impact he had on me was through his work with for their seminal concert film, . Will be rocking this today and thinking of the Directing as I go through it, this was a seriously inventive piece of art all around.