Eminem leads tributes to ‘8 Mile’ director Curtis Hanson
Hollywood mourns for director Curtis Hanson, who died for natural causes at his home on Tuesday (Sep.20). The filmmaker was 71.
Hanson was reported to have Alzheimer’s disease. The Oscar-winning filmmaker was found unconscious at his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday (20Sep16) and pronounced dead at the scene, according to TMZ. Law enforcement officials say he appeared to die from a heart attack.
Among his string of successes, “8 Mile”, the drama film written by Scott Silver which marked the acting debut of rapper Eminem. The rapper decided to pay tribute to Hanson releasing a statement where he expressed his condolences, thanking Hanson for believing in him.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: “Curtis Hanson believed in me and our crazy idea to make a rap battle movie set in Detroit. He basically made me into an actor for 8 Mile. I’m lucky I got to know him.“