Writer/director Michael Gottlieb has died in a motorcycle accident in California at the age of 69.
The filmmaker was killed on Saturday (24May14), when his motorbike collided with a car in the Angeles National Forest.
Gottlieb rose to prominence with popular comedies like Andrew MCCarthy and Kim Cattrall's Mannequin in 1987, and 1993's Mr. Nanny, which starred wrestler Hulk Hogan.
His other movies included The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990) and Disney film A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995).
He was also known for producing a slew of hit video games, including Mortal Kombat 4, Midway Arcade Treasures 3 and Paperboy, while he helmed top commercials for the likes of MCDonald's and Coca-Cola.
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.