Unfortunately, the entertainment world has lost one of its best stars. Recently it was announced that Ivan Reitman, producer and director of multiple comedy films, including Ghostbusters, died of natural causes last Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 75 years of age in Montecito, California.
This information was shared by Jason Reitman, Catherine Reitman and Caroline Reitman , the children of the director, who shared the following message as a whole:
“Our family is in duel for the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught us to always seek magic in life. He comforts us that the work of him as filmmaker brought laughter and happiness to innumerable people around the world. While we cried in private, we hope that those who knew him through him always remember him “.
For his part, this was what commented Tom Rothman, president and Executive Director of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group:
“Tonight, the lady of the torch cries, as well as all of us in Columbia and lovers of cinema around the world. Ivan Reitman was an inseparable part of the legacy of this study, but more than that, he was a friend. A great talent and a man even better; He will miss him so much. We send all our condolences to the family. “
Ivan Reitman was born in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, current Slovakia, on October 27, 1946. At the age of four, his family escaped from his country of origin after a series of political conflicts, where he joined a relative who lived In Toronto, Canada. It was here where he began the admiration of him for the seventh art .
His first job was a short known as Orientation in 1968, but his official debut as director did not happen until foxy lady in 1971. In addition to GhostBusters, his credits as director and producer include tapes like animal house, space jam, Beethoven plus.
That in peace rest, Ivan Reitman.