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Mardik Martin Dead - 'Raging Bull' Screenwriter Dies at 82

Mardik Martin has sadly died.

The screenwriter, known for frequent collaborations with Martin Scorsese including Raging Bull, Mean Streets and New York, New York, died on Wednesday (September 11) in Los Angeles at the age of 82.

“My friend and colleague Mardik Martin died this morning. You may know him for his writing in Mean Streets, Raging Bull, New York New York. To say that Mardik was one of a kind is a wild understatement. No one—no one—will ever fill those shoes. May he rest in well-earned peace,” screenwriter Howard Rodman wrote.

His last screenplay credit was for Fatih Akin‘s The Cut in 2014. There was also a documentary released in 2008 about his life, called Mardik: Baghdad to Hollywood.

Our thoughts are with Mardik‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

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