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'E.T.' Screenwriter Melissa Mathison Dead at 65

'E.T.' Screenwriter Melissa Mathison Dead at 65

Sad news – Melissa Mathison, the women who wrote the screenplay for ET, died at the age of 65 on Wednesday (November 4) in Los Angeles.

According to Variety, her brother Dirk confirmed that she had been suffering from an illness.

Melissa‘s other writing credits included Kundun, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Escape Artist, and most recently The BFG, which reunited her with Steve Spielberg.

She was married to Harrison Ford from 1983 to 2004 and they had two children together.

Our thoughts go out to Melissa‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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