Ghostbusters And Twins Director Ivan Reitman Passed Away At 75


It is a sad day indeed as the director of the iconic Ghostbusters film, Ivan Reitman, has passed away. The famed director and producer has given us standout films like Ghostbusters, Animal House, and Twins. The director’s family has confirmed the devastating news as Reitman passed away peacefully at his Montecito residence.

A joint statement was released by the children of Reitman stating that the family mourns the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught them to always seek the magic in life. Several notable Hollywood personalities have mourned Ivan Reitman’s death. The movie industry can’t thank him enough for movies like Ghostbusters and Twins.

The director gave fans cult classic movies like Ghostbusters

Several actors and filmmakers who saw Ivan Reitman as an inspiration have mourned the director’s death. Paul Feig, who helmed the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, wrote about being honored to work so closely with Ivan and recounting it as such a learning experience. He further stated that all of the comedy actors owe him a lot. All of us in comedy owe him a lot. Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani also took to Twitter and called Ivan Reitman a legend while pointing out that the number of great movies he has done is absurd. Take a look at the heartfelt note Paul Feig wrote for the late director.

He had a special bond with actor Bill Murray with whom he worked on several projects. Not only did Alan Reitman’s 1984 film Ghostbusters gross nearly $300 million worldwide, but it also became a cult film. The original movie went on to spawn several spinoffs and even a show. Alan Reitman’s last directorial project was Draft Day with Kevin Costner, released in 2014.

Death of Ivan Reitman
Ivan Reitman with the Ghostbusters crew

Last year, his son, Jason Reitman, released the spin-off film Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The father-son duo worked together on the latest Ghostbusters movie. Ivan Reitman was reportedly set to take on the director’s chair with the sequel to Twins starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. The director will be missed but will live on through his impressive work.

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