Thursday, April 13, 2017

Obituaries for April 13, 2017

German-born cinematographer Michael Ballhaus died on Tuesday aged 81. He started his career in Germany with Rainer Fassbinder in the 1970s, and in the 1980s started working in Hollywood, with such famous directors as Martin Scorsese. Ballhaus was nominated for an Oscar on three occasions, but never won the big prize.

Charlie Murphy died yesterday after a battle with cancer. He was only 57. He was an actor in a whole bunch of smaller roles, as well writing a screenplay; he was also the elder brother of the much more famous Eddie Murphy. I didn't realize Eddie Murphy was that young; it means Eddie wasn't even 20 when he started on Saturday Night Live.

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