Writer-director Nora Ephron dead at 71

Three time Oscar-nominee and the creative force behind romantic comedy classics such as You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, screenwriter Nora Ephron passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 71. Her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, released a statement saying: “It is with great sadness that we report that Nora Ephron has died, she brought an awful lot of people a tremendous amount of joy. She will be sorely missed.” The cause of death was reported to be acute myeloid leukemia. Nora first began working as a journalist but was soon drawn to film. She also published several novels but was probably best known for bringing us some of the most iconic romantic comedies of the last few decades, often working with high profile actors such as Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep. Her death is being mourned by Hollywood with many A-list celebrities expressing their grief. “I am so grateful that she was my friend and we had the opportunity to work together. My thoughts and love are with her family at this time. I will never forget the dinners, games and laughter we all shared,” said Nicole Kidman in a statement. ~Stacy Raivich

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  1. Linda • June 27, 2012 @ 7:18 PM

    Her movies added much joy to my life…rest in peace sister!

  2. Mary • June 29, 2012 @ 1:11 PM

    She will be sorely missed. RIP.

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