23 January 2012 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

A top movie executive who helped bring Lars And The Real Girl and Bowling For Columbine to the big screen died while attending the Sundance Film Festival on Monday.

Bingham Ray was at the Park City event in Utah when he reportedly suffered a stroke on Saturday. He passed away aged 57 two days later.

Ray was the former president of United Artists studios and oversaw the production of several independent film hits, including Hotel Rwanda and Death At A Funeral.

A spokesperson for the Sundance Institute says, "On behalf of the independent film community here in Park City for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and elsewhere, we offer our support and condolences to his family. Bingham’s many contributions to this community and business are indelible, and his legacy will not be soon forgotten."

He is survived by his wife and three children.


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