Chinese director Edward Yang died on Friday (29Jul07) following a battle with colon cancer. He was 59.
The Yi Yi (A One And A Two) filmmaker died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, of complications from the deadly disease, which he had been fighting for seven years.
After starting a career as a computer engineer, Yang started his film career in the early 1980s after being inspired by Werner Herzog's Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (72).
His filmography includes A Brighter Summer Day, Mahjong, and The Wind.
He is survived by his widow, pianist Kaili Peng and their son.