George Hickenlooper Dies At 47

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 31, 2010

DENVER ( The renowned narrative and documentary filmmaker George Hickenlooper passed away in his sleep on October 29, 2010. The family of the director said that George Hickenlooper died of natural causes and no foul play is expected. The director was 47-years-old and he is survived by his wife Suzanne, son Charles, his father, mother and his younger brother.

George Hickenlooper was found dead on Saturday morning, where he was preparing for the premiere of his latest film “Casino Jack” at the Starz Denver Film Festival and also to help his cousin in his run for Governor. John Hickenlooper, his cousin remembered him and expressed his shock by saying that “shock” and “sadness” do not define their state of mind but presently they are devastated at the unfortunate demise of George Hickenlooper. He said that everybody will miss his brother’s sense of humor, his “warm” character and also the “avid encouragement” he gave to the people around him.

Kevin Spacey, who played a role in George Hickenlooper’s movie “Casino Jack” said that he was looking forward to see the director next week in Los Angeles. However, he expressed his grief and said that he will raise a toast in George Hickenlooper’s honor and pray for him. While speaking about the director he said that George Hickenlooper was a “bubbly” person, full of energy with an open heart and “brilliant” sense of humor. Britta Erickson, the director of Starz Denver Film Festival said that the festival will be dedicated “entirety” to their friend George Hickenlooper. John Hickenlooper in his statement said that his condolences goes out to his wife, Suzanne, and his son, Charles and all the other members of his family.

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