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Director Madden Passes Away

15 April 2009 5:10 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Filmmaker Lee Madden, who directed cult movie Hells Angels '69, has died. He was 82.

Madden passed away on Thursday in Camarillo, California after suffering complications from pneumonia.

He shot to fame with his 1969 debut, which starred the real Oakland Hell's Angels and was the only fiction film in which the gang ever participated.

His other directing credits included 1970's Angel Unchained and 1971's The Night God Screamed.

Among Madden's survivors is a son, David. »

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"Hell's Angels '69" Director, Lee Madden, Dies at 82

14 April 2009 5:10 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Lee Madden, the guy who gave us the cult film "Hell's Angels '69," died of complications from pnuemonia. He was 82.

Many call Madden's famous film as the "The Citizen Kane" of biker films. And incidentally, Sony Pictures has been planning to remake the flick.

For more of Madden's life, click here, but for now, let's take the time machine and watch the original trailer of "Hell's Angels '69" in celebration of Madden's legacy.


- Manny

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