A name we’re very familiar with here at Bloody Disgusting is Benderspink, a company that was behind all sorts of genre films, including the seminal The Ring remake that changed the landscape for several years. Behind this entity was co-founder J.C. Spink, pictured above left, who passed away at the age of 45, it was confirmed by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner via Deadline.
“He was found unresponsive at the scene at the residence on 1200 Green Acre last night at 8:18 PM by his brother,” said the Coroner Ed Winter. “It was reported to us as possible natural causes, and we are looking into it.”
Spink and Chris Bender were college roommates who started the management company and built it into a reputable firm before Spink left last May in an acrimonious departure. Spink’s producer credits included The Hangover and The Ring franchises, We’re The Millers, I Am Number Four, Monster-In-Law, The Butterfly Effect, Cats and Dogs and last year’s Criminal starring Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds. He was also behind The Ring Two, A History of Violence, The Hole, Zombeavers and even the underrated The Ruins.
Whether or not we mentioned him here in the site, he was a huge part of our universe and we are blessed to have had him in our world. We send our condolences to all of his friends and family as he will be missed greatly.