Hollywood producer Marc Merson has died at the age of 82.

Merson passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (29Sep13).

The veteran filmmaker was best known for his work on Doc Hollywood, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter and Leadbelly. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1970 for his work on People Soup, starring Alan Arkin.

He was also nominated for an Emmy for the premiere of the anthology series ABC Stage 67.