Three times Golden Globe nominee Ken Russell has died. He was 84.
The film director whose most memorable films were Tommy, Women In Love and The Devils died in a hospital on Sunday the director’s son, Alex Russell said.
His widow Elize Tribble said she was ‘devastated’ by her husband’s death, which had been ‘completely unexpected’.
She said: ‘It is with great sadness that I can confirm that Ken Russell passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday afternoon.
‘It was completely unexpected, as he was doing what he loved.
‘He had recently agreed to direct the feature film Alice In Wonderland The Musical and he was working on the script and casting of that.
‘He also had just completed an article for The Times on a review of the re-release of his film The Devils, so he was keeping himself very busy’.
Music played a central role in much of his work including The Music Lovers, and Tommy and Lisztomania.
His Golden Globe nominations were for Women in Love (Best Motion Picture Drama) 1971; The Boy Friend 1972 and Tommy 1976 (both Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical).
|28th November 2011,|