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    English Patient Director Anthony Minghella Dies
    Tuesday March 18, 2008

    Nicole Kidman and Anthony Minghella arrive at the UK premiere of the fim "Cold Mountain" at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square on December 14, 2003 in London.
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    British director Anthony Minghella has died at the age of 54, his agent told the Associated Press.
    A cause of death was not released.
    In 1997, Minghella won the Academy Award for Best Director for the epic romance The English Patient.
    He went on to direct The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon.
    He leaves behind a wife, choreographer Carolyn Choa, and two children.



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    RIP. I just watched The Talented Mr. Ripley over the weekend.
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    54 is really young.

    He was a great director. Even though I made fun of the English Patient I actually liked it.

    RIP Anthony.

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    LONDON (AP) Anthony Minghella, who won an Oscar for The English Patient and directed such hit movies as The Talented Mr. Ripley,Cold Mountain and Truly Madly Deeply, has died. He was 54.

    Minghella's death was confirmed Tuesday by his agent, Judy Daish. No other details were immediately available.

    The English Patient, the 1996 World War II movie that won nine Academy Awards, was one of a series of literary adaptations directed by Minghella. Others included The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and Cold Mountain (2003).

    Minghella was recently in Botswana filming an adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith's novel The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

    In addition to his best-director Oscar for The English Patient, Minghella was nominated for best screenplay for that film, and for his screenplay for The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    Among his other acclaimed films were Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990), and last year's Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton, on which he was executive producer.

    The English Patient, based on the acclaimed novel by Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje, tells of a burn victim's tortured recollections of his misdeeds in time of war.

    It won nine Oscars in all, including best picture, best supporting actress for Juliette Binoche, and a raft of technical Oscars including best film editing, best costume design and cinematography.

    Minghella also turned his talents to the opera stage. In 2006, he directed an acclaimed staging of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at New York's Metropolitan opera.

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    Wow. This is a real loss. RIP.

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    He had a great visual style. RIP.



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    That is so sad. I wonder what happened?

    I just read that it was a brain hemorrhage after a neck operation.
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    R.I.P.

    Filed under: Anglophilia > R.I.P. As we reported earlier..
    Academy Award-winning English Patient director Anthony Minghella died suddenly this morning. Now, details have emerged on what caused his tragic death at the far too young age of 54.
    A spokesman for the director said he suffered a brain hemorrhage at 5 A.M. Tuesday morning at Charing Cross Hospital in London, where he had undergone a routine operation on his neck.
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    Very sad. I liked quite a few of his films.

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    Such a great talent. He died of a brain aneurysm according to the BBC.

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    sad news RIP

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    That is very sad.

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    Too sad, and way too young to die. I absolutely fell in love with The English Patient. Such a beautiful, tragic movie.

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    How terribly sad. RIP.
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    I was quite shocked when I came across this this afternoon. It's too bad. I feel sorry for his family.

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    ^^I was shocked too. He made some great films, the best being The English Patient, one of my all-time favorite movies. Rest in peace, Anthony.
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