Today is a sad day for movie fans, as Deadline reports that legendary director Richard Donner has passed away. From 1960s to 1970s, he directed episodes of a variety of well-known shows, such as The Rifleman, Route 66, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, Gilligan’s Island, and Kojak, among others. In 1989, he made a triumphant return to the horror genre as the Executive Producer of Tales from the Crypt.
He provided some of the most iconic horror films on the big screen. Many people will remember him for his blockbuster films, such as Lethal Weapon, Superman, The Toy, and Scrooged. The Omen, a genre classic from 1976, was directed by Donner. The Lost Boys director was also the man behind the The Goonies.
A horror movie legacy is left behind by Donner, who was 91.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Richard’s friends and family at this difficult time.