Actor Samuel L. Jackson is reacting to the death of David R. Ellis, who was found dead Monday in his Johannesburg, South Africa hotel room. Ellis was 60-years-old and according to his manager, no foul play is suspected, though the results of the autopsy have yet to be released.
Ellis, best known for directing Jackson in the 2006 movie, Snakes on a Plane, was reportedly in South Africa to work on Kite, a film remake of the 1998 Japanese animation movie. Kite was also set to feature Jackson in a starring role.
The Django Unchained actor recently took to Twitter to react to Ellis’ death. “So sad to hear of David R. Ellis passing!” Jackson tweeted. “So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He’ll be missed. Gone too soon!”
So sad to hear of David R Ellis passing! So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He'll be missed. Gone too soon!—
Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 07, 2013
Ellis’ directing credits also include Shark Night 3D, Final Destination 2, and Cellular.
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