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Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies at 93

Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies at 93

Famed Hollywood cinematographer Haskell Wexler sadly passed away on Sunday (December 27) at his home.

The 93-year-old two-time Academy Award winner’s son Jeff revealed the sad news on his website.

“It is with great sadness that I have to report that my father, Haskell Wexler, has died. Pop died peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, December 27th, 2015,” Jeff wrote. “Accepting the Academy Award in 1967, Pop said: ‘I hope we can use our art for peace and for love.’ An amazing life has ended but his lifelong commitment to fight the good fight, for peace, for all humanity, will carry on.”

Haskell is probably best known for his work Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

His last public appearance was a couple weeks earlier at the 2015 IDA Documentary Awards held at Paramount Studios.

Our thoughts are with Haskell‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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    Kind words, rest in peace Haskell.