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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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SammyG    

1st. That's a shame. And snakes on a plane was a great movie.

552 days ago
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Mikey    

Who gets the teeth?

552 days ago
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Timmy Boy    

Who? Never heard of him. PS FIRST

552 days ago
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G    

Autoerotic strikes again!

552 days ago
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Carl    

Pretty disrespectful headline. Stay classy TMZ!

552 days ago
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Kristin    

That is so disrespectful TMZ...

552 days ago
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billybob    

he just slipped away...

552 days ago
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LadyN    

Another stupid headline about someone who has passed away. TMZ, you're not funny or witty, just classless.

552 days ago
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mrdobach    

what a disrespectful headline......

552 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Check him for snake venom.

552 days ago
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samson    

Pretty pathetic, TMZ! You're not nearly as clever as you seem to think you are. Leave the comedy to the pros, because you're pretty useless in that regard!

552 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Check out this guys IMDB page.
Holy cow!
This guy was part of a LOT of good films.

552 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

I wonder if this was a robbery gone bad? Thats not one of the safest countries in the world and they think nothing of robbing tourists then murdering them.

552 days ago
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floknowsbest    

The title of this article is a little tacky....

552 days ago
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MoraMore    

TMZ, WHAT KIND OF F--KED UP HEADLINE IS THAT?!!!

552 days ago
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