March 18, 2008 09:00am
OSCAR-winning director Anthony Minghella, who turned literary works "The English Patient," and "Cold Mountain" into acclaimed movies, has died aged 54.
Minghella died yesterday of a hemorrhage following surgery.
Minghella's publicist, Jonathan Rutter, said the filmmaker died at London's Charing Cross Hospital. He said Minghella was operated on last week for a growth in his neck, "and the operation seemed to have gone well. At 5 a.m. today he had a fatal hemorrhage."
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who became friends with Minghella after the filmmaker directed a [continue reading]
see also: Director Anthony Minghella, 1954-2008 (Time)