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Producer of Saw dies

Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:52 am

Saw film producer Hoffman dies aged 42
Wednesday Dec 7 10:28 AEDT
Film producer Gregg Hoffman, who with his partners turned a $US1 million ($A1.33 million) horror movie called Saw into a $US102 million ($A135.53 million) hit, has died at the age of 42, associates said.

Lions Gate Entertainment, which distributed Saw and its successor Saw II, said Hoffman died on Sunday in a Hollywood hospital of natural causes but gave no specifics. An autopsy is planned.

Saw, financed by Hoffman and his partners at Twisted Pictures, cost about $US1 million ($A1.33 million) to make but reaped $US102 million ($A135.53 million) worldwide at the box office when it was released in October 2004.

The sequel Saw II brought in even more earlier this year, and a third movie in the series was in production.

RIP Gregg Hoffman