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'Spider-Man' Producer Laura Ziskina Dies At Age 61

Reported by Outsiders - 08:23 PM 2011.06.13
Producer Laura Ziskina had passed away at the age of 61 Sunday at her Santa Monica home after a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

She will best be known for producing the blockbuster "Spider-Man" film trilogy which broke $2.5 billion in box office records worldwide and became the highest grossing film franchise in Sony Picture Entertainment’s history.

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal has released a statement on the passing of veteran producer Laura Ziskin:

"Laura was my closest friend," Pascal said. "She was an inspiring warrior who fought every battle, whether it was business or personal, with her trademark brains, guts, and class. She was the creative guiding light for all of us who loved and worked with her. She was also a frustrating perfectionist and that's why she was simply the best. We are heartbroken and miss her terribly already - as a producer, as an advocate for cancer research, but most importantly, as an irreplaceable friend."






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