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David R. Ellis, a filmmaker best known for the 2006 movie Snakes on a Plane, which he directed, was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, his manager confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 60. Police say no foul play is suspected, while results of an autopsy have not been released. "So sad to hear of David R. Ellis passing!" Tweeted Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in Snakes. "So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He'll be missed. Gone too soon!" Ellis, who started his career as an actor and stuntman in the '70s, »

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