Mann passed away on 11 January (16) at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, his wife Joan told The Hollywood Reporter.

He was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his work on 1965 psychological thriller The Collector, which he co-wrote with John Kohn. The film starred Terence Stamp as a bank clerk who imprisons a young art student in a house in the country.

Mann also co-wrote Peter Sellers movie The Mouse That Roared in 1959, and worked on films including Conan the Destroyer and Damien: Omen III.

He penned three films that starred Sean Connery - 1958's Another Time, Another Place; Woman of Straw in 1964; and Meteor in 1979. He also adapted a novel by Stephen King for the big screen, 1984's Firestarter, starring Drew Barrymore.

Mann is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.