Joel Schumacher dies at 80

Joel Schumacher dies at 80

American film director Joel Schumacher, who directed films like ‘Batman Forever’, ‘Batman & Robin’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, has died at age 80.
A spokesperson confirmed that Schumacher died after a suffering year-long battle with cancer.

“He lived a wonderfully creative and heroic life,” said Jim Carrey, who played the Riddler in ‘Batman Forever’.

The statement read: ‘Filmmaker Joel Schumacher, director of such films as ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’, ‘A Time to Kill’, ‘The Client’, and ‘Tigerland’, passed away quietly from cancer this morning after a year-long battle. He will be fondly remembered by his friends and collaborators.’

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