Irvin Kershner (director) Death – Age of Death and Cause of Death

Irvin Kershner Death

The director Irvin Kershner passed away at age 87, impressive.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Director of the classic science fiction film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

He was an instructor at the University of Southern California film school and a mentor to George Lucas, who approached him to direct the Star Wars sequel.

He originally turned down Lucas’ offer, but relented after assurances he would have complete directorial control.

How did Irvin Kershner die?

Lung Cancer caused Irvin Kershner's death in 2010.

He was 87. The cause was complications of cancer, his son David said.

Information about the death of Irvin Kershner
Cause of deathLung Cancer
Age of death87 years
BirthdayApril 29, 1923
Death dateNovember 27, 2010
Place of deathLos Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Film is a window to the real world but a lie that makes you believe the unbelievable."

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"It's a matter of pride to me to get the film done fast, to get it done well. I understand the need for compromise. There is no such thing as a perfect shot, a perfect film. The purpose of film is not to make a monument to oneself."

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"I have not been a follower of how many millions my films made or did not make."

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"I love my early movies, but naturalism is an artist's early style. Now I want to deal with feelings, dreams, an acceptance of irrationality."

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"I have not given much credence to reviews of my films. Sometimes they're wrong, but it didn't matter to me."

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