'Philadelphia' Director Jonathan Demme has died

Oscar-winning director Johnathan Demme, has passed away at the age of 73.   Best known for his work on the films 'Philadelphia' 'The Silence of The Lambs' and 'Beloved, ' he was also an avid music fan.  He directed the Talking Heads brilliant music film/documentary "Stop Making Sense" and Bruce Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" music video.  Many of Demme's projects were filmed right here in Philly. 

According to family sources, the cause of death was esophageal cancer along with complications from heart disease.

It's a huge loss to both the film and music worlds.  

via Philly.com

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