Hollywood Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme has died.
He died in New York Wednesday morning.
He reportedly died after battling esophageal cancer and also suffered complications from heart disease.
Watch one of Demme’s movies, ‘The Silence of the Lmabs’
Some of the movies directed by Demme include blockbusters like “Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia” and “Beloved”.
He also worked with music greats David Byrne and Chrissie Hynde. He directed the Talking Heads documentary film, “Stop Making Sense.”
His most recent studio film was 2015’s “Ricki and the Flash” with Meryl Streep.
Demme won the Oscar for directing “Silence of the Lambs.” He was 73.