Widely Acclaimed Director & Producer Ivan Reitman Passed Away At The Age of 76

Filmmaker Ivan Reitman Passed Away At The Age of 76

Ivan Reitman, known for his iconic comedy films in the last 70s and 80s, has passed away on 12 February. He was 76 years old and survived by his children, wife, and grandchildren in Montecito, California.

Reitman’s family confirmed the news of his death to the media. But the cause of death has still not been released.

Ivan’s children Jason, Catherine, and Caroline Reitman said in a statement that their family was saddened by the unexpected passing of the one who taught them to always look for magic in life.

Ivan Reitman

His family proudly said that his achievements and happiness given to others through films live on. The family sought privacy in this grim time and believed that those who knew him through his films would always remember him in their thoughts.

Soon after this news his colleagues and friends started paying tribute to him. Including Ghostbusters (2016) director Paul Feig. He tweeted that he was shocked to learn of Ivan’s unexpected passing. It was an honor for him to work with an experienced man. Actor Kumail Nanjiani also expressed grief over Ivan’s passing.

Ivan Reitman

About Ivan Reitman Films

Reitman has numerous notable films to his name, especially in the comedy genres. He also produced and directed several films in his career spanning seventy years. It includes Space Jam, Ghostbusters I and II, Twins, Meatballs, Stripes, Animal House, Dace, and more. Reitman also owned The Montecito Picture Company.

Reitman’s Personal Life

Reitman was born in Czechoslovakia, Central Europe, to Jewish parents. At the age of four, his parents relocated to Canada to seek asylum. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music and directed and produced several short films. Later he married Geneviève Robert with whom he had three children.