Ivan Reitman, the director of successful film productions such as Ghostbusters, has died at the age of 75, according to theguardian.com
The famous producer died in his sleep on Saturday, February 12, at the age of 75. The death occurred at his home in Montecito, California. And the announcement was made by his family to the Associated Press.
“Our family is mourning the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught us to always seek magic in life ,” said her children, director Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Caroline Reitman in a joint statement.
“We are thrilled that his work as a director has spread laughter and happiness to countless people around the world. While we are crying in private, we hope that those who knew him through his films will remember him forever “, his family also declared.
In an interview with CBC’s “The Hour” in 2007, Reitman told host George Stroumboulopoulos that it’s hard to know if a film will be a success, but that he can easily identify comedy stars.
Ivan Reitman was born in Komarmo, formerly Czechoslovakia, and moved to Canada at the age of four with his parents, who were refugee Hungarian Jews.
He had his first hit with National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978, followed by Meatballs and Stripes.
Reitman was nominated for two Oscars as the producer and director of the 1984 film Ghostbusters, which grossed nearly $ 300 million worldwide. The film was a huge success and launched a franchise that spanned decades, including “Ghostbusters – Afterlife” released last year and directed by his son, Jason Reitman.