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Freddie Krueger creator Wes Craven has died aged 76

Freddie Krueger creator Wes Craven has died aged 76
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US horror film director Wes Craven has died.

It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 30 after battling brain cancer. He was 76 years old. Craven was surrounded by love, in the presence of his family at his Los Angeles home.

He was perhaps best known for creating Freddie Krueger’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” and the “Scream” franchise, although his first feature “The Last House on the Left” has achieved cult status among horror film fans.

A family statement said Craven had been suffering from brain cancer.

Despite his illness he had been working on a new film “The Girl in the Photographs” which is due to premiere at next month’s (September 2015) Toronto Film Festival.