Date: 19th March 2008

Director Anthony Minghella dies

British film director and writer Anthony Minghella has died aged 54.

He suffered a haemorrhage in London days after having surgery for cancer of the tonsils and neck, his US agent Leslee Dart said.

Minghella's films included The English Patient - which earned him an Oscar for best director in 1997 - as well as Truly, Madly, Deeply and Cold Mountain.

Source: Press Release