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Hollywood loses an Oscar winning director.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports:

Jonathan Demme died at the age of 73 from complications of esophageal cancer. Demme directed some of Hollywood's biggest films from 'Philadelphia' to the film in which he won 'Best Director'...

"The Silence of the Lambs," which was only the third film in movie history to sweep all the top Academy Award categories.

His Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever. Demme died Wednesday morning in his New York apartment, surrounded by his family. The filmmaker also filmed the 2016 concert film "Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids."

His most recent narrative feature was 2015's "Ricki and the Flash," starring Meryl Streep.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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