Director Nicolas Roeg Is No More: "The Man Who Fell To Earth" Director Dies At 90

The Man Who Fell To Earth Director Nicolas Roeg Pa s ses Away At 90

  •  Director Nicolas Roeg died on Friday, 23rd November in London.
  • His son Nicolas Roeg Jr. announced his father's death saying he died just months after celebrating the 90th birthday.
  • Celebrities including Michael McKean, Guillermo del Toro, Sandra Bernhard paid tribute to the late director on Twitter after the death news was announced.
  • Nicolas Roeg is survived by his third wife Harriet Harper and his six children from his previous marriages.

Director Nicolas Roeg, known for his films like The Man Who Fell to Earth, Don't Look Now and Performance has died. He was 90. He was mostly known for his original and controversial filmmaking.

His son, Nicolas Roeg Jr. confirmed Roeg's death saying he died on Friday night. He said "He was a genuine dad," while confirming his death. "He just had his 90th birthday in August."

Actor Donald Sutherland who played in Don't Look Now paid tribute to him on Twitter where he wrote: "He is a fearless visionary, always was, always will be." He further wrote:

He was a liberating joy to work for. I fell in love with him then and will love him forever.

Celebrities including Michael McKean, Guillermo del Toro, Sandra Bernhard paid tribute to the late director on their Twitter after his death news was announced. Here are some of the tweets:

it was an honor to work with Nic Roeg in #Track29 and then when he produced my performance film #WithoutYouImNothing a brilliant original whose canon is impeccable never another like him

— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) November 24, 2018

Nicolas Roeg, having been a cinematographer, broke fresh ground (first alongside Donald Cammell) by creating a lyrical, literary "unstuck in time" editing technique that allowed characters to exist in flash forward/flash back cinematic spaces. Trapped in Borgesian film labyrinths

— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) November 24, 2018

I'm a fan of both genres, but calling the highly versatile Nicolas Roeg a "SCIENCE FICTION AND HORROR DIRECTOR" damns him with faint praise.

— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) November 24, 2018

He was married twice. First, he married Susan Stephen in 1957 with whom he had four children; Waldo Roeg, Nico Roeg, Sholto Roeg, and Luc Roeg. He divorced his first wife in 1977. Later in 1982, he married Theresa Russell and had two children; Max Roeg, and Statten Roeg before getting divorced.

He married his third wife, Harriet Harper in 2005 and remained married until his death. His wife Harriet Harper and six children survive the late director.


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