July 31, 2020 / 4:39 PM / 4 days ago

Alan Parker, director of "Bugsy Malone" and "Mississippi Burning, has died - UK media

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - British filmmaker Alan Parker, director of movies ranging from “Bugsy Malone”, a gangster comedy featuring children armed with cream-shooting guns, to tense prison drama “Midnight Express”, has died aged 76, British media reported on Friday.

Parker, who also directed “Fame”, “Evita”, “Mississippi Burning”, “The Commitments” and other successful movies, died on Friday after a lengthy illness, according to the media reports. (Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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