Director George Hickenlooper attends The Variety Studio At Holt Renfrew Day 4 held at Holt Renfrew, Toronto during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. (Getty Images)more pics » George Hickenlooper (Getty Images) George Hickenlooper
, the film director best known for his movies like Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
, has died at 47, reports the LA Times
. His cousin, Denver mayor John Hickenlooper, said in a statement that he George appears to have died of natural causes.
George was in Denver for the premiere of his latest film Casino Jack
, starring Kevin Spacey
. John said in a statement: "We are devastated. His passion for life, zeal for people and unquenchable curiosity enriched everyone who had the fortune to know him."
Hickenlooper's other films from over the years include: 2006's Factory Girl
, Mayor of the Sunset Strip
in 2003, and 2009's Hick Town
. He is survived by his wife and their son Charles.
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