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Hollywood Mourns Legendary Director Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme.

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Reactions to the sudden death of Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs) are steadily coming in from actors and filmmakers. Whether he worked with them personally or not, the director’s reputation and generosity evidently touched those across his community. Understandably, his peers are grieving the loss of such a major and influential talent. Below is a roundup of reactions, to be updated as more come in throughout the day.