Iconic Director William Friedkin Passes at 87: A Cinematic Legacy

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William Friedkin, director of "The Exorcist," passed away at 87.

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His wife, Sherry Lansing, described him as a remarkable husband and father.

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Friedkin directed "The French Connection," winning multiple Academy Awards.

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He faced recent health issues, and the cause of death is pending confirmation.

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Celebrities paid tribute on social media, with actor Elijah Wood praising his influence.

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His last film, "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," was to premiere at Venice Film Festival.

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Friedkin's notable successes were "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the 1970s.

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The Exorcist" made more than 500 million dollars and has spawned sequels. The latest is due to be released in the near future.

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Survived by his wife Sherry Lansing and two sons.

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