Irvin Kershner, director of The Empire Strikes Back, died of cancer on November 27. He was 87.
Among other genre films he directed were RoboCop 2 (1990) and The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978). TV work included episodes of Amazing Stories (1986) and SeqQuest DSV (1993). George Lucas was a student of Kershner’s at the USC Film School.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter and Steve Green for the story.]