Ivan Reitman dies at the age of 75, director best known for 1984′ comedy Ghostbusters.
A wave of sorrow ran through the film industry when it was learned that director Ivan Reitman, born on October 27, 1946, in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, was no longer with us. The director’s death has been confirmed by his family. According to the family, Ivan Reitman died in his sleep on Saturday night when he was in bed to sleep and could not get up in the morning. The director’s death was first confirmed by AP.
In a statement to the Outlet, their children Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Caroline Reitman said that, “Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic in life. We take comfort that his work as a filmmaker brought laughter and happiness to countless others around the world. While we mourn privately, we hope those who knew him through his films will remember him always.”
Ivan Reitman began his film career with the 1968 short film Orientation, but his first film as director was in 1971’s Foxy Lady. It is obvious that Ivan Reitman’s films brought a smile to the faces of the audience. His 1984 and 1989 original Ghostbusters & II continues to be a topic of discussion today. The director got fame from all over the world from Ghostbusters. Ivan Reitman has directed dozens of films during his career as a director, including Ghostbusters, Evolution, Harrison Ford ‘s Six Days, Seven Nights and Kindergarten Cop. Draft Day of 2014 was his last film as a director.
The most recent Warner Bros.’s ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ and Ghostbusters: Afterlife are two of the films that Ivan Reitman joined as executive producer and producer.
We pray for peace for the soul of Ivan Reitman. ‘Rest In Peace’.