R.I.P. 'Lost Boys' Director Joel Schumacher

He was also known for 'Falling Down,' 'Flatliners,' 'Batman Forever,' 'St. Elmo's Fire' and more
R.I.P. 'Lost Boys' Director Joel Schumacher
Veteran Hollywood director Joel Schumacher has passed away at the age of 80. The filmmaker died today in New York following a year-long battle with cancer, his rep confirmed.

Schumacher was a key figure in the development of the "Brat Pack" group of actors thanks to his work on the films St. Elmo's Fire, The Lost Boys and Flatliners. He also famously directed Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, both of which were met with mixed reviews but still found a fandom.

Other notable films include the John Grisham adaptations The Client and A Time to Kill, as well as Falling Down and 8mm. In the 2000s, he directed TigerlandPhone BoothThe Phantom of the Opera and The Number 23.

Schumacher was openly gay throughout most of his career. Last year, he told the Huffington Post that he'd had somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 sexual partners in his life. 

"I've had sex with famous people, and I've had sex with married people, and they go to the grave," he said. "I've never kissed and told about anybody who gives me the favour of sharing a bed with me."

Down below, you can find some tribute posts to Schumacher.