Filmmaker Nicolas Roeg, famed for giving the lead to a number of cult films, has died aged 90.

Roeg, the brains behind films such as 1970’s Performance starring Mick Jagger and the 1976 picture The Man Who Fell to Earth featuring David Bowie, passed away on Friday evening.

“He was a genuine dad,” his son Nicolas Roeg Jr. told the BBC. “He just had his 90th birthday in August.”

Roeg’s vast filmography included pictures such as Walkabout (1971), Don’t Look Now (1973), Bad Timing (1980) and The Witches (1990).

Born in North London on August 15, 1928, Roeg made his foray into the film industry back in 1947 after completing National Service. In the late 1960s, after plying his trade in numerous roles in the industry, Roeg finally moved into directing and received acclaim from the likes of Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, and Steven Soderbergh.

RIP

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