irector Michael Apted has died aged 79, his agent confirmed on Friday.
The British filmmaker was identified for the Up sequence of documentaries which adopted the lives of 14 kids since 1964, in addition to directing Coal Miner’s Daughter, Gorillas In The Mist and the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Sufficient, which starred Pierce Brosnan.
Thomas Schlamme, the president of the Administrators Guild of America, paid tribute to him in an announcement.
“Our hearts are heavy as we speak as we mourn the passing of esteemed director, longtime DGA chief and my good friend Michael Apted.
“His legacy will ceaselessly be woven into the material of cinema and our Guild.
“A fearless visionary as a director and unparalleled guild chief, Michael noticed the trajectory of issues when others did not and we had been all beneficiaries of his knowledge and lifelong dedication.”