Director and producer Ivan Reitmannwho made a popular film Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters) He died at the age of 75 in California, local media reported on Monday.
Also manufacturer stable (American style rampage) died “in his sleep” last Saturday night at his home in Montecito, California, according to his relatives.
“Our family mourns the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught us to always look for the magic in life,” his family said in a statement.
Born in the former Czechoslovakia and raised in Canada, the director was known for his popular comedies, some of which had a spicy twist.
Reitman came to the world of cinema with a parody of the university fraternity National Lampoon Animal House, what he produced.
He cast actor Bill Murray in his first major role in meatballs (Incorrigible Meatballs) and later in Stripes (Nutcracker)but his most significant success came with 1984’s Ghostbusters.
Starring Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis, this supernatural comedy grossed almost $300 million worldwide and was nominated for two Oscars.
The film spawned a franchise that later included a television series and a sequel like the latter. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Ghostbusters: Beyond)filmed in 2021 by his son Jason Reitman, who has followed in his footsteps as a director.