Director and stuntman David R. Ellis has died, a rep for Ellis tells CNN. The "Snakes on a Plane" helmer passed away on Monday.
Perhaps best known for leading that 2006 action thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, Ellis also directed 2003's "Final Destination 2" and 2009's "The Final Destination." His first credit as director was 1996's "Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco."
According to IMDb, Ellis was also an experienced stuntman, with 75 projects to his name.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Ellis was in Johannesburg, South Africa, when he died, and that the cause of death is unknown. He was in pre-production for another film called "Kite," which also features Jackson.
"So sad to hear of David R Ellis passing!" the actor wrote on Twitter Monday. "So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He'll be missed. Gone too soon!"
In addition to his work as a lead director and stuntman, Ellis worked as a second unit director on a variety of titles, including "Deep Blue Sea," "The Perfect Storm," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "The Matrix Reloaded" and 2013's "Winter's Tale," a fantasy starring Russell Crowe and Will Smith.
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we all did....
mostly everyone i know votes for obama....are you calling me sara obama?
i find that odd since i support obama
This poor guy is gone but trailer trash like Sarah Palin is still wasting oxygen. It's not right.
that's a complete waste of oxygen.
rest in peace...his wife is dead right?
all well.It happensw
This article was snake bit from the get go.
Don't quit your day job.
Did he died on a plane ?
I think we need tougher snake laws to prevent them from getting on planes and or being the subject or bad scripts in the future. Not one more snake bite, not one.
james u need a vacation....
ever since faux news shut down their comments section the cnn comments section has been over run by idiots....hmmm, makes you wonder.
may u RIP . u will b missed . my condolence to the family and friends .
Why doesn't it say anything about his widow?
no snalke..i told you bad cramps...only smooches
Please don't say the cause of death was due to snakebite...... I've had enough nutty media stories today......
It will all be over soon
He just had it with the (bleep)in snakes.
Just stay in your black and white world.nobody else matters da.
i'm sorry your dead sir...rip
where is he.
lard on a roll... good idea....
We're all going to get eaten by worms when we're six feet under. What's negative about that? He made snakes on a plane so we have the meeting of worms in the ground. I did say r.i.p. golly geezes. People are so sensitive.
best of luck to the familly
unless we goof on you.....whoever you are....your goofed at the salon parties, homes everywhere.....
do you not get it gaga...we are all fake except the music and some other conversations...its all hollywood
you lost we win
except music conversations...you don't know what you are doing.....
nobody cares...there all fake. your efforts mean nothing
I cant believe some of the negative comments i just read what does worms or the N word have to do with this man's passing away? He did some wonderful movie projects that i wasn't aware of may his soul ~RIP~
He should have died BEFORE making that terrible movie :D
So Mr. Jackson, I take it the man never said the N-word when you dared him to? They only reason you would praise a dead white man, right?
I didn't realize he was involved in so many movies. RIP
rest in peace
He'll be meeting worms in the ground now.
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