Richard Donner, 'The Goonies' and 'Lethal Weapon' director, dead at 91

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(CNN)Richard Donner, an accomplished Hollywood shaper and manager known for his enactment connected the "Lethal Weapon" franchise and "The Goonies," died Monday, according to aggregate reports, citing his woman and their accumulation company.

He was 91. No origin of decease was shared.

CNN has contacted Donner's lawyer and Warner Bros., the workplace down the "Lethal Weapon" films, for comment.

    Donner and his wife, shaper Lauren Shuler Donner, unneurotic ran The Donners' Company, wherever they launched films including "Free Willy," "X-Men" and "Deadpool."

      Donner's vocation successful movie and tv spanned six decades. Among his notable directing projects were 1978's "Superman," 1985's "Ladyhawke" with Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfieffer, 1988's "Scrooged" starring Bill Murray and the 1985 movie "The Goonies," which was produced by Steven Spielberg.

      Spielberg, done his institution Amblin Entertainment, issued a connection posted to Twitter Monday.

      "Dick had specified a almighty bid of his movies and was truthful talented crossed truthful galore genres," Spielberg said. "Being successful his ellipse was akin to hanging retired with your favourite coach, smartest professor, fiercest motivator, astir endearing friend, staunchest ally, and — of people — the top Goonie of all. He was each kid. All heart. All the time. I can't judge he's gone, but his husky, hearty laughter volition enactment with maine always."

      Sean Astin, who starred successful "The Goonies" arsenic a kid with Josh Brolin, shared his memories of Donner connected societal media.

      "Richard Donner had the biggest, boomiest dependable you could imagine," Astin wrote successful a tweet. "He commanded attraction and helium laughed similar nary antheral ever laughed before. Dick was truthful overmuch fun. What I perceived successful him, arsenic a 12 twelvemonth aged kid, is that helium cared. I emotion however overmuch helium cared. Goonies Never Say Die."

        Mel Gibson, who Donner directed successful each 4 "Lethal Weapon" films, remembered Donner successful a connection to Variety.

        "Donner! My friend, my mentor. Oh, the things I learned from him! He undercut his ain endowment and greatness with a immense chunk of humility referring to himself arsenic 'merely a postulation cop.' He near his ego astatine the doorway and required that of others. He was magnanimous of bosom and soul, which helium liberally gave to each who knew him. If we piled up each the bully deeds helium did, it would agelong to immoderate uncharted spot successful the firmament. I volition sorely miss him, with each his mischievous wit and wisdom, " Gibson said.

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