Legendary director Mike Hodges, best known for Get Carter and Flash Gordon, has died at the age of 90.
The film mogul’s close friend Mike Kaplan has revealed he died at his home in Dorset on Saturday.
The cause of death is not yet confirmed.
Hodges was known for his work on British gangster films such as Pulp and I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.
He began writing and directing Get Carter with Sir Michael Caine.
It is considered one of the greatest British gangster films of all time.
He then replaced Nicolas Roeg as director of Flash Gordon.
Now tributes are rolling in for the film legend.
Filmmaker Matthew Sweet wrote on Twitter: “Just heard the news about Mike Hodges.
“A true master. A raging, restless talent. An unassailable work. Loved the films. Loved the man.”
Screenwriter Brian Lynch wrote: “Mike Hodges, director of FLASH GORDON, has passed away.
“I finally saw this film during the pandemic and it brought me so much joy.
“Have watched it a few times since then. Nothing comparable. Rest in peace sir.”
He is survived by his wife Carol Laws, sons Ben and Jake Hodges, and five grandchildren, Marlon, Honey, Orson, Michael, and Gabriel.
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