8 January 2013 6:20 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Sad news from Hollywood today. Veteran action director and former stuntman David R. Ellis has passed away in South Africa while preparing for his new film Kite which was slated to start shooting soon. He was 60. No news on cause of death at this moment.Ellis had made a name for himself in the action genre as a second unit director on large scale movies, shooting action scenes for the likes of the Wachowskis and Peter Weir and we all know him as the director of the cult phenomenon that was Snakes On A Plane.He made his mark as a director to look out for with his amazing sequel Final Destination 2 and the under appreciated Cellular but with the box office failure of the viral phenomenon Snakes...

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