Celebrated director Sir Alan Parker has died at the age of 76, his spokesperson has confirmed.
The filmmaker oversaw hits including Bugsy Malone, Evita and Angela's Ashes.
Announcing the sad news on behalf of his family, a spokeswoman said Sir Alan died on Friday morning “following a lengthy illness.”
Tributes soon began pouring in online with fellow director David Puttnam saying: “Alan was my oldest and closest friend, I was always in awe of his talent. My life and those of many others who loved and respected him will never be the same again.”
The Awakening director Nick Murphy described Sir Alan as a "huge talent."