Category: Society / January 21, 2013 11:55 AM EST
Flamboyant British film director Michael Winner, best known for the hit "Death Wish" series in the 1970s and 80s, died at his London home on Monday (January 21). He was 77.
Winner, who reinvented himself in recent years as an outspoken restaurant critic in The Sunday Times, had been ill for some time, and revealed last summer that specialists had given him 18 months to live due to heart and liver problems.
Winner's movie career spanned more than 40 years and included more than 30 feature films, including the successful Death Wish series starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante out to avenge family murders.
In a film career which spanned more than 50 years, he worked with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, including Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway