William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who won Academy Awards for All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has died at the age of 87.
William’s daughter Jenny Goldman confirmed his passing; she said her father passed away early Friday, November 16, in New York.
As for the cause of death, William died due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia. Jenny said, "So much of what’s he’s written can express who he was and what he was about".
William had converted his novels The Princess Bride, Marathon Man, Magic, and Heat into screenplays.
Besides being a successful film writer, William was also a top script doctor.
William's other notable films are included A Bridge Too Far, The Stepford Wives and Misery. The latter, adapted from a Stephen King novel, won an Oscar Award in 1990 for Kathy Bates as a lead actress.
Stephen took to Twitter on November 16, to pay tribute to the late screenwriter.
He wrote, "He was both witty and talented. His screenplay of my book MISERY was a beautiful thing."
Here's the tweet, check it out.
So sorry to hear of the passing of William Goldman. He was both witty and talented. His screenplay of my book MISERY was a beautiful thing. Rest In Peace, Bill.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 16, 2018