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Anthony Minghella Dies at 54

Anthony Minghella Dies at 54

Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella has sadly died, his agent Judy Daish has announced.

He was 54 years old. No cause of death has been given.

Minghella directed the The English Patient, which won nine Academy Awards. Other notable films include The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain.

Minghella is survived by his wife Carolyn Choa and 22-year-old son Max Minghella, who most recently filmed Hippie Hippie Shake.


UPDATE: Variety reports that Minghella “suffered a brain hemorrhage at 5 A.M. Tuesday at Charing Cross Hospital in London, where he had undergone a routine operation on his neck.”

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37 Responses to “Anthony Minghella Dies at 54”

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  1. 1
    pete Says:

    not sure who he was

  2. 2
    tracy11 Says:

    Anthony is a cuttie. I sa w him on W e a l t h yR o m a n c e. c o m last week. It is said he is seeeking true love on that siite now.

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    astrid Says:


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    sari Says:

    This is so unexpected and random.

    The Talented Mr Ripley is my favorite movie ever…and I always enjoyed the rest of his epic movies too like English Patient and Cold Mountain.

    Love his kid too. SAD.

  5. 5
    sofia Says:

    A big loss. He made some wonderful films. And he was so young.

  6. 6

    horrible news, and so young…fabulous talent.

  7. 7
    sheryl Says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I’ve enjoyed so many of his films. He will be so missed.

  8. 8
    McLovin Says:

    It was a brain hemmorhage. How sad

  9. 9
    vv Says:

    oh my…he’s one of my fave director! The Talented Mr. Ripley is one of my fave movies all time.
    my condolence to all his family.

  10. 10
    jazz Says:

    He is one of the most down to earth people and a very modest one. Truly wonderful. I love all his films and I will miss him a lot.

  11. 11
    jami Says:

    A terribly sad loss for the film industry and moreover his loved ones. He seemed like a wonderful man and he was a tremendous talent; writing, directing & producing among others. What a sad day.

    He was too young to die and he had so much more to share with us. His amazing films will be treasured. Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The English Patient are among my very favorite movies of all time. Breaking and Entering was another excellent film. Very sad news.

  12. 12
    Nicole m Says:

    That’s so sad! That is way too young! At first I didn’t know who he was until I saw that he directed Cold Mountain. I have to do an assignment for school on that movie, and now I’m going to be depressed watching it.

    RIP Anthony

  13. 13
    Arab.Aquarius Says:

    I loved The Talented Mr. Ripley . God rest his soul

  14. 14
    elle Says:

    Anthony we will miss you.RIP

  15. 15
    mery Says:

    Oh My God!
    Sad, very sad news.

    The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, The Patient English, Breaking and Entering…

  16. 16
    Lyn Says:


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    minx Says:

    OMG! this is so shocking! such a talented director, I loved his movies.. So sad. RIP.

  18. 18
    mel Says:

    so sad,the english patient had started me back reading again…and when i found out he was directing no 1 ladies detective agency..I started reading the series…wonderful director..gave actresses great parts and stores back to the screen…he will be missed

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    dulce mirita Says:

    What a terrible loss for the cinema industry… he was a magnificent director, he knew how to extract the better of each actor that worked with him..and did wonderful movies that will remain in our harts for ever. My hart goes with his family and to all those that loved him.

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    pipi Says:

    so sad. rip

  21. 21
    Sandy Says:

    I am in a state of shock this morning in response to this terribly sad
    news. He will be sorely missed. He was a renaissance man of many talents who spoke so eloquenty and wrote so well becoming one of
    the most important directors of ths time.He leaves a wonderful legacy
    but one too short because he was taken in his prime and had so much more to do and say.. My condolences to family and the many
    friends he had all over the world. RIP Anthony, you were a rarity of one.

  22. 22
    rip Says:

    too young to die.

  23. 23
    Janeway Says:

    What a tragic loss!! Thoughts and prayers to his family. It is sad to think of how many more beautiful movies he could have created.

  24. 24
    Steph Says:

    Talented director, the movies mentioned above are great films. RIP Anthony.

  25. 25
    dicaprio lovaah Says:

    So sad :( … RIP!!!

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