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'Snakes on a Plane' Director

Dead at Ssssssssixty

1/8/2013 1:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Director David R. Ellis -- the guy behind the epic action flick "Snakes on a Plane" -- was found dead early Monday morning in a hotel room in South Africa ... this according to his rep.

60-year-old Ellis was in Johannesburg to work on a remake of the film "Kite," a Japanese anime movie.

Details surrounding Ellis' death are unclear and no cause of death has been released.

Ellis got his start in Hollywood as an actor and stuntman -- and went on to direct "Snakes on a Plane," "The Final Destination," and "Shark Night 3D."

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cobrazombie    

Between all the KimK crap and this disrespectful headline, I'm done with TMZ.

464 days ago
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Ronni    

What the **** is wrong with the writers at TMZ? How dead are your pitiful souls?

464 days ago
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PeteS60    

Dave was my best friend growing up in Malibu and if I still lived in LA someone at tmz would be getting a severe ass kicking this afternoon for that headline. Show some class and CHANGE IT!!!

464 days ago
19.

ray    

sure hope he confessed and got absolution before he died. Otherwise he's going to hell for those 3 movies alone.

464 days ago
20.

ray    

Classless, unfunny insipid headline, r.eally pathetic

464 days ago
21.

DaveT    

Never saw the Snakes on a Plane movie, but for some reason I have...." I am tired of these motherf-cking snakes on this motherf-cking plane!"....stuck in my head forever. Go figure.

464 days ago
22.

Muh!    

Oh boy, TMZ snark! Ha ha, that ****er is dead! You go, TMZ!

Hey, now he's on another "plane" of existence, right? Ha ha, TMZ, you guys are funny! So so snarky and gay and funny.

464 days ago
23.

E    

PATHETIC and disrepectful, TMZ. Nothing has prompted me to post on any of this irrelevant crappy until now. I knew his daughters years ago and they were great people. In his career he was involved in one way or another in some outstanding movies...I hope when your parents pass away someone treats their memory and you with some modi*** of disrespect you have shown this family...

464 days ago
24.

pancake    

SNAKES ON A PLANE' DIRECTOR
Dead at Ssssssssixty


great line and funny TMZ i bet the family appreciate the humor

464 days ago
25.

Iliveonafarm    

TMZ SSSSSSSSSUCKSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

464 days ago
26.

Jen    

Nice headline! F*cking hacks.

464 days ago
27.

DStolt    

tha's kind of a rude title for someone that has passed. you guys are @SSholes

464 days ago
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Bad Dog    

Anyone else had the thought that those who say "first" tend to either have a small wiener or just big a big one?

464 days ago
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464 days ago
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What I Think    

I'm surprised. If making that crappy movie didn't kill him then I figured nothing would.

464 days ago
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