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Ted Demme director of Blow & The Ref - dead at 38

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by el presidente Highsteppa, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. The Associated Press
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) Ted Demme, a film and television director whose credits include the film "Blow," died after playing basketball. He was 38.
    Demme was participating in a celebrity basketball game at the private Crossroads School when he was stricken Sunday, said Ted Braun, a spokesman for Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.

    Paramedics rushed Demme to the hospital's emergency room in full cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead 20 minutes later.

    The cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy will be conducted, said Lt. Cheryl MacWillie of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

    Demme, a nephew of director Jonathan Demme, directed Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in last year's "Blow." The film was based on the true story of George Jung, who was the American connection to the Colombian cocaine cartel in the late 1970s and early '80s when the drug became hip.

    Demme, who lived in West Hollywood, also directed the 1996 film "Beautiful Girls" and was a director on the 1999 television series "Action."

    His uncle, Jonathan Demme, was director of the 1991 film "Silence of the Lambs," which won the Oscar for best picture. He also directed the films "Philadelphia," "Married to the Mob" and "Something Wild."


    From the Ministry of a rising and promising carreer ended.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  2. Is it just me or does anyone think it's kind of distasteful to state the achievements of his uncle, when he's done some good work of his own?

    From the Ministry of his work should stand and speak on its own.

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  3. Soundstream

    Soundstream TRIBE Member

    I thought the same thing too. Can't think of any other specific examples, but I do not like when the news reports items that, really, are of no relevance to the story, but because they involve someone famous, they are reported as a side note.

    Cheers ... Ian [​IMG]
  4. Magnolia Fan

    Magnolia Fan TRIBE Member

    ^^^ I was thinking the same thing... blow rocked
  5. Tonedeff

    Tonedeff TRIBE Member

    shame, I liked both the Ref and Blow

    not to sound flippant or anything, but I am sort of wondering what the chances are that his myocardial infarction was brought on by something other than just playing basketball?

    be interesting to hear what the autoposy/tox reports say...
  6. I believe he was charged with some drug offences sometime last year on some drug charges and it happened either before blow got released, or while it was being shot.

    From the Ministry of it wouldn't surprise me

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
  7. atomic

    atomic TRIBE Member

    freaky freaky freaky.

    no shit, I just finished watching blow for the first time 15 minutes ago.

    gooood flick
  8. Magnolia Fan

    Magnolia Fan TRIBE Member

    I wonder if he died from an overdose of blow
  9. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    Which one was Blow? The one with the guy from That 70s Show?
  10. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    vidman, you're thinking of Traffik.

    Blow was the one starring Johnny Depp as a coke dealer, married to Penelope Cruz.

    In the commercials for Blow, there was a really funny scene where a guy says "i...can't...feel...my...face."

    its also a true story, and it comes off as a real trajedy.
  11. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    p.s. The Ref is my favourite christmas movie.

    but hey, i'm jewish.
  12. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    Damn....that is young...
    And yes, BLOW was an excellant movie.
    Probably one of the few movies where J.Depp was 'semi-normal'. [​IMG]
  13. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    but we probably won't.

    damn, 38 is young. [​IMG]

  14. Sassy

    Sassy TRIBE Member

    Was shocked to read this in the paper today, I can't believe how young he was. I thought Blow was such a wicked movie. R.I. P. [​IMG]
  15. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    I'm Catholic, and The Ref is my favourite Christmas movie too. Denis Leary fuckin' rocks. Hey Liz, have you watched his show "The Job" yet? It's great!

    -- Jay aka Fut
  16. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    I heard about this on Stern today
    How tragic - he was so young!

    I really liked Blow - and Beautiful girls - he was a talented director.

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