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Producer of the Halloween movies dies

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11th November 2005 14:41  #1

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
Producer of the Halloween movies dies


AMMAN, Jordan - Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born producer of the “Halloween” horror films, died Friday from wounds sustained in the triple hotel bombings in Amman, a hospital official said. His 34-year-old American daughter Rima Akkad Monla was also killed in the attacks.

The filmmaker lived in Los Angeles and was 75, according to his sister Leila who lives in Damascus, Syria.

Akkad’s death pushed the toll from Wednesday’s attacks in the Jordanian capital to at least 60, including three suicide bombers.

Akkad was with his daughter in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt hotel when the bomber struck, Jordanian TV said Friday. His daughter died instantly in the attack and Akkad was badly wounded and suffered a heart attack.

Severe heart attack
Akkad died at 7:30 a.m. in a Jordanian hospital where he was being treated, said surgeon Dr. Yousef Qisous.

“He had bleeding in the lungs, his ribs were fractured and he died of his wounds and a severe heart attack this morning,” Qisous told The Associated Press.

Akkad’s daughter was living in Beirut. Both had traveled to Amman for a wedding.

Three suicide bombers hit the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels in the Jordanian capital, Amman, Wednesday night and killed at least 60 people.

Officials suspect Iraqi involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by al-Qaida’s Iraq branch.

Moustapha Akkad, best known for producing all eight films in the “Halloween” franchise, also produced and directed “The Message” (1977) and “Lion of the Desert” (1981). Both latter films starred Anthony Quinn.
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There goes the Halloween franchise. Sad

11th November 2005 14:48  #2

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
R.I.P.

We should send Michael Myers over there to slash Bin Laden. Annoyed

11th November 2005 15:06  #3

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
R.I.P.

We should send Michael Myers over there to slash Bin Laden. Annoyed
Good idea there, Jonny.

RIP

13th November 2005 13:42  #4

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Very sad - classic films!

19th November 2005 9:11  #5

stuart bannerman Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 139
we should just be put in a room with the woman that tried to blow herself up and failed.....give her a good send off

10th December 2005 3:10  #6

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
As sad as this is to hear, I hope this means that they won't "remake" the original Halloween now!
That would be a big mistake.

10th December 2005 3:26  #7

Fernando G. Banned Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 347
OMG OMG! I just bought saw and the producer dies and I also jus bought Halloween:H20 at a local Ez pawn and the pruducer dies. I AM CURSED.

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