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Director Joel Schumacher dies aged 80
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Director Joel Schumacher dies aged 80

Director Joel Schumacher has died at the age of 80. 

Schumacher, whose credits include The Lost Boys, St. Elmo's Fire and two Batman movies, passed away yesterday (June 22nd). 

Born in New York in 1939, Schumacher first found work in the film industry as a costume designer before transitioning into directing with low-budget sci-fi comedy The Incredible Shrinking Woman.

His breakout hit came in 1985 with drama St. Elmo's Fire, which he followed up with cult classic The Lost Boys.

He would go on to direct thrillers The Client and A Time to Kill, as well as two Batman sequels.

The director's final work came in 2013, when he directed a series of episodes of political drama, House Of Cards. 

Tributes have been paid to Schumacher for across the film and TV industry, a selection are included below:

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