Rest in Peace Director Michael Winner

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Rest in Peace Director Michael WinnerThe world has lost another great one as Screen Daily reports that today (Jan. 21) director Michael Winner has passed on at age 77 at his home in Kensington, south London due to to heart and liver problems.

While the world will undoubtedly remember Winner for his vigilante films Death Wish, Death Wish 2, and Death Wish 3, Michael had also won over the hearts of genre fans everywhere with the incredibly creepy and disturbing film The Sentinel, which featured the late John Carradine as a clergyman sitting guard over the doorway to Hell.

Winner is survived by his wife, Geraldine, whom he met in 1957 when she was a ballet dancer. They married in 2011. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Winner’s family, friends, and constituents. Rest easy, good sir, and thank you for all that you gave.

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  • joculete

    RIP Michael!

  • will graham

    He was a celebrity that people loved to hate in the uk, but one that alot of people couldn’t help but like.

    He always argued with the censorship boards, a great example was when he asked why Rambo 2 got a lower rating than Death Wish 3 in the US, the response he got back was that Rambo 2 was less offensive because most of the people who died in it were vietnamese!

    He was also a resturant food critic that managed to piss off alot of celeb chefs.

    for the most part his political beliefs were conservative (right-winged) but at the same time often slammed the usual beliefs of those who were also conservative. a great example is this clip:

    In the last decade he became popular again in the uk for staring and directing this so bad it’s good tv ad:

    He was alot of things but he was never dull.
    RIP Winner!

  • MonsterMash

    Tell ’em Michael! RIP

  • Terminal

    May he rest in peace.