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Irvin Kershner Passes Away Posted By Eric on November 30, 2010
that Irvin Kershner died on Saturday in Los Angeles at the age of 87. His goddaughter said that his death resulted from a "long illness."
Kershner, who was best known to
fans as the director of
The Empire Strikes Back
in 1980, also directed
and the Bond film
Never Say Never Again
All of us here at TheForce.Net and Rebelscum.com extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Kershner. His incredible work will never be forgotten.
has a statement
from George Lucas, who says, "The world has lost a great director and one of the most genuine people I've had the pleasure of knowing. Irvin Kershner was a true gentleman in every sense of the word." Other websites, such as
Wired's Underwire blog
, have also offered tributes.
CNN.com has posted
that includes comments from Billy Dee Williams, longtime friend Barbra Streisand, and fellow director Francis Ford Coppola.
Responses continue to pour in and The Official Star Wars Blog has collected some of them.
for a post with thoughts from celebrities like Daniel Logan, Katie Lucas, Kyle Newman, Milo Ventimiglia, and Simon Pegg.
Continuing to pay tribute to Irvin Kershner,
presents a 10 year old
with the late director conducted by Scott Chernoff from
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