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Legendary Cult Film Director, Stuart Gordon is Deceased at 72

Stuart Gordon

It’s with a heavy heart that we report the passing of iconic horror film director, Stuart Gordon. Gordon is likely best known for his 1985 film Re-Animator, which a number of horror fans are likely to recall as one of their first encounters with fan favorite character actor, Jeffrey Combs. The director also helmed  Dagon, Dolls, From Beyond, and many more cult classics. 

In addition to his impressive film career, Gordon enjoyed a successful run writing and directing theater, including the stage adaptation of his cult film, Re-Animator: The Musical.

Related: Stuart Gordon Discusses Re-Animator: The Musical [Exclusive]

The director’s passing was reported Tuesday night by his family and has been confirmed by Variety. Gordon is survived by Carolyn Purdy-Gordon (his wife of many years), daughters Jillian, Suzanna, and Margaret, and his four grandchildren.

The cause of death does not not appear to be known as of this posting. Our thoughts are with Gordon’s family at this impossibly difficult time. 

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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