In Memory of Ted Demme (Mania.com)

By:Frank Kurtz
Date: Monday, January 14, 2002

Shocking news has come of the premature demise of director Ted Demme.


Nephew of helmer Jonathan Demme, his most recent project was last year's BLOW, starring Johnny Depp.


Prior to that, Demme had directed LIFE, SNITCH, THE REF, and WHO'S THE MAN.


Demme also directed episodes of ACTION! and GUN.


On Sunday, Demme fell victim to a cardiac arrest while participating in a celebrity basketball game. 20 minutes after it happened, the director succumbed. He was only 38 years old.


Our condolences go out to his family and friends.