Alas, it’s a sad start to 2016 as it’s been announced by multiple sites that revered Hungarian cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond has passed away at age 85 on New Year’s Day.
Zsigmond’s credits date back to the early 50’s and he worked on some incredible and varied titles throughout his career, including Psycho a Go-Go, Deliverance, The Ghost and the Darkness, The Black Dahlia, and more. But for many it was his work on Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind that cemented his style into their hearts.
With a library of esteemed and acclaimed films under his belt, Oscar-winning Zsigmond leaves us with incredible work that will be cherished for generations to come. We send our condolences to his family and friends and hope he rests in peace.