British director, Alan Parker has passed away at the age of 76.
It was reported that he had been suffering from an unnamed long term illness.
Parker is well known for directing the Pink Floyd: The Wall that had raving reviews. Variety had once described the film as "an eye-popping dramatization of an audio storyline. Being a visual translation of a so-called 'concept' album, pic works extremely well in carrying over the somber tone of the LP."
Afterwards, Parker went on to earn the second of two Oscar nominations for his 1988 film, Mississippi Burning and was similarly honoured for the iconic 1978 Midnight Express. He also went on to direct the The Commitments and Evita (1996).