The BBC is reporting that Academy Award winning director Anthony Minghella has died. He was 54. His death was confirmed by his agent, though no further details were forthcoming.
Minghella won the Academy Award for directing the romantic epic The English Patient in 1996. He was also nominated for an Oscar for penning the adaptation of the novel The Talented Mr. Ripley in 1999.
Other films of Minghella’s include Truly, Madly, Deeply and Cold Mountain.
From 2003 forward, he served as chairman of the British Film Insitute.