Wearing multiple hats as a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic, Jean-Luc Godard has been confirmed dead at the age of 91. According to AP News, the influential director played a massive role in Hollywood as he was part of the French New Wave that “revolutionized popular cinema” back in the 60s.
Jean-Luc Godard was both an iconic and inspirational director that many other aspiring directors saw as a role model. Sadly, this incredible director was confirmed dead at the age of 91. What was Jean-Luc Godard’s cause of death?
Jean-Luc Godard Dead At 91: Cause Of Death Revealed
The director’s family confirmed in a statement that Jean-Luc Godard died in the comfort of his own home in the Swiss town of Rolle. He was surrounded by his loved ones at the time of his passing. His family also confirmed that assisted suicide was his official cause of death. According to medical reports, the director suffered a number of “invalidating pathologies.” The statement from his family, however, did not include more specific details on what conditions ailed the director at the end of his life.
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He Kicked Off His Career As A Critic
Jean-Luc Godard kicked off his incredible career during the 1950s as a film critic. He would later go on to direct his first film titled Breathless. Presented with an incredibly low budget, the director utilized lightweight, mobile cameras to capture some of the scenes in a different way.
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According to the president of the Swiss Cinematheque, Jean-Luc was such an inspiration that there is a little piece of him in nearly every film ever made.
Nearly all directors who have gone to film school today, or learned movie-making at cinematheques, have seen Godard’s films — and were amazed, jolted and shocked by his way of telling stories.
French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the late director noting the world lost a national treasure when he passed away.
Jean-Luc Godard Dead After Life Full Of Love
The late director married a Danish actress named Anna Karina back in 1961. She went on to appear in several of his movies during the 60s including My Life To Live, Alphaville, and Crazy Pete. Jean-Luc and Anna divorced four years into their marriage in 1965.
The late director went on to marry his second wife, Anne Wiazemsky, just a fear years later. After divorcing his second wife in 1979, he started a new relationship with Anne-Marie Mieville. He moved to his home in Rolle with Anne-Marie Mieville where he spent the remainder of his life with Anne-Marie by his side.
Rest in peace, Jean-Luc Godard.
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