Television and film-maker DAVID E PECKINPAH has died of heart failure in Vancouver, Canada. He was 54. Peckinpah, the nephew of legendary Straw Dogs director Sam Peckinpah, passed away on Sunday (23APR06). He was executive producer on TV shows including SLIDERS, SILK STALKINGS and TURKS. His screenwriting credits included the 1983 Burt Reynolds movie STOKER ACE and the 1995 Chevy Chase comedy Man of the House. Peckinpah is survived by his wife LORI and three children.