Shocking: Hollywood cinematographer Allen Daviau passed away due to Corona!
Acclaimed Hollywood cinematographer Allen Daviau died on April 15 after losing the fight against the deadly COVID - 19 Corona virus. A few days back, Allen was tested positive for Coronavirus and he was getting treated for the same at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital (MPTF). He was 77 years old when he breathed his last. Allen is widely known for his collaborations with director Steven Spielberg and the duo have worked together in films like E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, The Color Purple, and Empire of the Sun.
Though Allen has never won an Oscar, he was nominated 5 times in the Academy Awards. In an official statement, director Steven Spielberg said, “In 1968, Allen and I started our careers side by side with the short film Amblin. Allen was a wonderful artist but his warmth and humanity were as powerful as his lens. He was a singular talent and a beautiful human being.” The entire Hollywood is in a great state of shock and notable celebrities have been sharing their condolence messages on social media.
Similarly, in Kollywood, cinematographer turned director K.V.Anand expressed his shock over the death of Allen Daviau. Anand mentioned that Allen was his most favourite cinematographer. We at Galatta Media express our deepest condolences to Allen’s family and prays for the departed soul to rest in peace. Let us hope for the whole world to bounce back and win against Corona, that has affected the daily livelihood of people.
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