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Death Wish director Winner dead

London, Jan. 21 (Reuters): Flamboyant British film director Michael Winner, best known for the Death Wish series of the 1970s and 80s, died at his London home today. He was 77.

In a statement released to the media, his wife Geraldine said: “A light has gone out in my life.”

Winner, who reinvented himself in recent years as an outspoken restaurant critic in the Sunday Times, had been ill for some time, and revealed last summer that specialists had given him 18 months to live due to heart and liver problems.

Winner’s movie career spanned some 40 years and more than 30 feature films, including the successful Death Wish series starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante out to avenge family murders. He worked with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

 
 
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