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[R.I.P.] Oscar Nominated ‘Orca’ Director Michael Anderson Has Died at 98

Orca: The Killer Whale

Twenty years after being nominated for an Academy Award for Around the World in 80 Days, director Michael Anderson made his mark on the horror genre with 1977’s Orca: The Killer Whale, released just one year after his hugely successful Logan’s Run. Needless to say, Anderson leaves behind a memorable legacy in Hollywood, as we’re sad to report this week that the filmmaker has passed away in Vancouver at the age of 98.

The British filmmaker’s other credits from his 50-year career include Private Angelo, 1984, Shake Hands With the Devil, The Naked Edge, 1997’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the horror films Dominique and Murder by Phone.

Anderson was the stepfather of “The Walking Dead” actress Laurie Holden. She tweeted:

“I will miss him everyday. He was the kindest human being I’ve ever known in my life. He taught me how to be more compassionate and to embrace a higher spiritual self through his example. He blessed my life. I am forever grateful for his love and guidance.”



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