Oscar-winning ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar’ producer Jon Landau passes away at 63

Jon Landau, an Oscar-winning producer and long-time collaborator of filmmaker James Cameron, passed away on Friday, July 5, at the age of 63. Known for his work on blockbuster films such as “Titanic,” “Avatar,” and its sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water,” Landau’s contributions to the film industry have left an indelible mark.

In a statement, Cameron expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of his close friend and collaborator, describing Landau as “a part of myself [that] has been torn away.” Throughout their 31-year partnership, the duo achieved incredible success, earning three Oscar nominations and a win for “Titanic.”

Landau’s impact on the industry was not limited to his work with Cameron; he also served as the head of the nominating committee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the institution’s Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2020.

As news of Landau’s passing spreads, friends, colleagues, and fans are remembering his talent, humor, and dedication to the world of film and music.



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