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A cause of death was not revealed, but Cox had been struggling with health issues in recent years. He had long battled cancer, and underwent a liver transplant in 2009.
Cox, who was born in the Netherlands and relocated to Australia in 1965, first broke out with “Lonely Hearts” in 1981. The romantic comedy starred Wendy Hughes and Norman Kaye, and would go on to win the AFI Award for best film.
After his initial breakthrough, the director released “Man of Flowers” in 1983 and “My First Wife” in 1984 to international acclaim. He continued to work even in recent years, despite battling illnesses.
Last year, Cox wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical “Force of Destiny.” The film starred David Wenham as a man awaiting a liver transplant. »
- Alex Stedman
Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, whose films Lonely Hearts and Man of Flowers earned him acclaim as the father of Australia’s indie cinema, has died. His passing was confirmed by the Australian Directors Guild. Though no cause of death was given, Cox had long battled cancer and underwent a liver transplant in 2009. Cox’s cinematic breakthrough came in 1981 with Lonely Hearts, a romantic comedy starring Wendy Hughes and Norman Kaye that won the AFI Award for best film. A… »
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