Ivan Reitman Cause Of Death, Hollywood Lost One Of The Most Successful Directors Of All Time: Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman Dies At Age 75: Ivan Reitman Family, Wife, Wiki, Career, Net Worth And Height And Weight

Ivan Reitman Cause Of Death , Hollywood Lost One Of The Most Successful Directors Of All Time: Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman Dies At Age 75: Ivan Reitman Family, Wife, Wiki, Career, Net Worth And Height And Weight . Ivan Reitman, popularly known for directing Ghostbusters who has directed 18 movies dies at the age of 75. Ivan Reitman passed away in his sleep on Saturday at his residence in Montecito, California.

Ivan Reitman’s family informed the news of his death to Press Associates and the cause of death is not given. Reitman’s children were the ones who released the statement of their father’s death.

The statement reads, “ Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic in life. We take comfort that his work as a film-maker brought laughter and happiness to countless others around the world”. 

Ivan Reitman Family, Wife, Wiki, Career, Net Worth And Height And Weight

Followed by the news, many directors and actors have paid tribute to Ivan Reitmann. Paul Feig, director of Ghostbusters reboot tweeted, “ He directed some of my favorite comedies of all time.

All of us in comedy owe him so much”. The official Twitter account of Ghostbusters also paid their tribute to the legend director by tweeting, “Tonight, the lady with the torch weeps, as do all of at Colombia, and film lovers around the world. Ivan Reitman was an inseparable part of this studio’s legacy, but more than that he was a friend”.

Ghostbusters Director Ivan Reitman Dies At Age 75, Cause Of Death

Who Was Ivan Reitman?

Ivan Reitman is a Canadian film and TV director, producer, and screenwriter, born on October 27, 1946, in Czechoslovakia. Ivan Reitman is popular for directing comedy films, especially in the 1980s and 1990s era. Ivan Reitman is the son of Klara Reitman and Leslie Reitman. Reitman’s family moved to Canada as refugees when Ivan Reitman was only four.

Reitman did his schooling at Oakwood Collegiate in Toronto and later joined McMaster University, from where graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 1969. During his time at university, Reitman directed and produced many short films.

The first movie that Reitman directed was a short film titled ‘Orientation’ and he was also the editor, cinematographer, and composer of that short film. Ivan Reitman is best known for directing movies like Ghostbusters, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, and Meatballs.

Ivan Reitman’s Family

Ivan Reitman was born to Klara Reitman and Leslie Reitman. His mother survived the Auschwitz concentration camp and his father was an underground fighter and the owner of an established vinegar factory.

Reitman married his wife Genevieve Robert in the year 1976. Ivan Reitman and Genevieve Robert have three children, Jason Reitman, Caroline Reitman, and Catherine Reitman. Jason Reitman is also a director and an actor who is known for films like Up in the air and Juno. Caroline Reitman is an actress known for her performance in Father’s Day and Life and Times.

Catherine Reitman is an actress, producer, and writer who is the creator, executive producer, writer, and actress of the CBC Television sitcom, Workin’ Moms.

A Look Back Into The Career Of Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman’s stepping stone to producing was with the CITY-TV in Toronto. In 1973, Reitman produced a stage production called Spellbound which was later made into a Broadway Show.

His debut as a producer of commercial films with director David Cronenberg for the movies, Shivers and Rabid. His major breakthrough as a producer was of the movie, National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978, and as a director was of the movie, Meatballs in 1979.

Then he directed and produced several movies like Ghostbusters, Stripes, No Strings Attached, Twins, Legal Eagles, Kindergarten Cop, Ghostbusters II, Six Days, Seven Nights, Evolution, and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. 

In the early 1990s, Reitman was more active in producing movies through his production company called, Northern Light Entertainment. He produced movies such as Heavy Metal, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Beethoven, Beethoven’s 2nd, Space Jam, Road Trip, Old School, EuroTrip, and Trailer Park Boys: The Movie.

Ivan Reitman was part of Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2007. In 2009, Ivan Reitman produced the film, I Love You Man released in 2009 starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and in the same year, he produced the movie Jason Reitman directed movie, Up in the Air.

Some of Reitman’s last works are Hitchcock, which he co-produced, Draft Day, which he directed, and Space Jam: A New Legacy, which Reitman co-produced.

Ivan Reitman Net Worth

Ivan Reitman had an estimated net worth of $100 million. Reitman built his fortune by producing and directing many famous, and also through his venture, Montecito Picture Company.

Ivan Reitman Height And Weight

Ivan Reitman was 5 feet 10 inches and weighed about 74 kgs. His body size was 42 inches and had brown eyes and black hair.

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