Arthur Hiller, Oscar nominated director and friend of, has passed away. He was 92.

Hiller, who was perhaps best known for directing Ryan O’Neal‘s “Love Story,” also directed dozens of popular movies and TV shows, including, movie of the week, “Last Fling,” starring John Ritter.


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Sources say he died Wednesday of natural causes.

john ritter Last Fling arthur hillerThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced his death Wednesday. Hiller served as Academy president from 1993 to 1997. Although since dismissed by some as overly syrupy, “Love Story,” with Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neill [sic] as star-crossed Ivy League lovers, was one of the most popular movies of 1970. The film, based on the popular novel of the same name by Erich Segal, reduced thousands of moviegoers to tears and created a national catch phrase: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” h/t dailymail

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Hiller’s family and friends at this difficult time.