Lloyd Phillips, executive producer for 'Man of Steel,' dies

Hollywood producer Lloyd Phillips had recently finished executive producing "Man of Steel," a reboot of the Superman film series. He died Friday at 63.

Academy Award winner Lloyd Phillips, who produced films such as "Inglourious Basterds" and the soon-to-be-released "Man of Steel," died Friday in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack at the age of 63, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Originally from South Africa, the source said, Phillips became New Zealand’s first Oscar winner in 1981 when he won for the live-action short The Dollar Bottom. He also produced "The Edge," "Vertical Limit," and "The Legend of Zorro."

Among those to mourn his passing was actor Eli Roth, who stared in "Inglorious Bastards."

"Very sorry to hear Lloyd Phillips died,” he tweeted. “He was a producer on Basterds and a really nice guy. A great photographer too. He will be missed."

According to Hollywood Reporter, director Martin Campbell, who worked with Phillips on "Vertical Limit," said, “Not only was Lloyd one of my closest friends, he was also one of the best producers I have ever worked with. His dedication and commitment were second to none. I will miss him terribly."

Phillips is survived by his wife, producer Beau St. Clair, and his sister Avril, the source said.

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