R.I.P. Celebrated Filmmaker Nicolas Roeg
He was 90 years old
Published Nov 24, 2018Respected British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg has died. He was 90.
An exact cause of death has not been revealed, but his son Nicolas Jr. told the BBC that he passed away on Friday night (November 23).
Some of Roeg's most notable achievements include the Australian survival film Walkabout (1971), the Donald Sutherland thriller Don't Look Now (1973), and the Roald Dahl adaptation The Witches (1990). His final feature was 2007's Puffball.
He took part in several notable film-music crossovers: he directed Mick Jagger in Performance (1970), David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980).
Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, shared the above image in a tribute posted on Twitter. He wrote:
Just heard another great storyteller, the inimitable Nicolas Roeg left us today. What an incredible body of work he's left us with! All my love to his family. Thank you for making so many brave choices, & giving this strange little lad in pajamas an ongoing love of filmmaking.
During his career, Roeg was honoured in his home country, where he was named a Fellow of the British Film Institute and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
On a personal level, Roeg was married three times. He is survived by his wife Harriet Harper, who he married in 2005. He is also survived by his six children from earlier marriages.