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Kim Manners, producer and director of The X-Files as well as a short stint as director on Supernatural, has passed away at the age of 59. He was well-known for his science fiction interests which included Star Trek: The Next Generation. Beyond that, he was also involved in several other hit television shows, making his directorial debut in 1978 with an episode of Charlie's Angels. Other notable credits include 21 Jump Street, Baywatch, and Mission: Impossible. Kim Manners grew up in the world of Hollywood all of his life. During his childhood, he worked closely with his father. His brother, Kelly Manners, was also a producer and director for Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Manners passed away on Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer. I'm sure his »
Longtime The X-Files director/producer Kim Manners has lost his battle with lung cancer. He was 59. Manners passed away on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles following a long struggle with the deadly disease.
Manners began his career as a director on 1970s show Charlie's Angels. He went on to helm a variety of TV classics including 21 Jump Street and Mission: Impossible, as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation.
X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz has paid tribute to his late colleague, writing on his official web blog: "Kim had a blazing intensity that inspired everyone - writers, producers, actors and crew. As long as he'd been a director, he never lost his passion for his work. Every time he got a script, he gave it his all. He was driven to execute what he saw in his mind's eye in the most powerful and beautiful way he could. Kim was an incredible force of life. It is hard for me to believe or accept that he is gone."
Supernatural creator and executive producer Eric Kripke adds: "Everyone at Supernatural is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to Supernatural, and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him." »
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