The emergency services rushed to his house in the Hollywood Hills last night and tried to resuscitate the 39-year-old, but all attempts failed. He had previously suffered a heart attack, but his cause of death is currently unknown.
The British director was married to actress Brittany, who starred in the movies Clueless and 8 Mile. She died in December last year due to a combination of prescription drugs, anaemia and pneumonia. Her death was declared an accident.