Bob Rafelson, co-creator of the 1960s television series “The Monkees” and director of the 1970 film “Five Easy Pieces,” died on Saturday at the age of 89.
What happened to bob Rafelson?
The news was confirmed by Monkees singer Micky Dolenz, who took to Twitter to share the news. “I am saddened beyond words,” Dolenz wrote. “Bob was a giant talent. He changed my life and career forever.” Rafelson co-created “The Monkees” with Bert Schneider, and the series won them an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1967.
Bob Rafelson, the director, producer and writer, has died aged 89, his former personal assistant says. https://t.co/b5tmUi2DoV— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 25, 2022
In addition to his work on “The Monkees,” Rafelson directed a number of films throughout his career, including “Five Easy Pieces” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” He is survived by his wife, and his two sons
How did bob Rafelson die?
On Saturday night, Bob Rafelson passed away at his home in Aspen, Colorado. His wife Gabrielle Taurek Rafelson told The Guardian that he died surrounded by his family.
She also revealed that he had been suffering from lung cancer. Bob Rafelson was a renowned American film director, best known for his work on films like Five Easy Pieces and The Postman Always Rings Twice. He was also one of the founders of the highly successful production company BBS Productions. Throughout his career, Rafelson received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for Five Easy Pieces. He will be remembered as a true pioneer in the world of film.
Bob Rafelson life
In the year 1955, Bob got married to Toby Carr, who worked as both a production designer and an art director. At the time, the couple was residing in a home that had been “constructed in the 1950s by a climber and his 11-year-old son” in the vicinity of Aspen, Colorado. Bob became the owner of the home in 1970 after making the purchase. After that, he stated, “There is no other place that we call home.”
In August of 1973, Rafelson and Toby’s daughter Julie was killed at the young age of ten after being injured in an accident that occurred in the Rafelsons’ home in Aspen and involved an explosion caused by a gas burner. Julie was born in 1962. Toby received a cancer diagnosis not long after that, but she was able to beat the sickness thanks to the grace of God.
Their marriage, like every other marriage, went through a lot of ups and downs, and perhaps their love wasn’t strong enough to get them through those difficult times. They ended up going their own ways not long after that. Even though they were no longer married to each other, they remained to be very close friends. His ex-wife was his “head nurse, teacher, and brujo,” according to his description of her. Peter Rafelson, the man’s eldest son, is a songwriter by trade and was one of the songwriters that collaborated with Madonna on the song “Open Your Heart.”
Tribute to bob Rafelson death
Bob Rafelson was a true pioneer in the world of television and film, and he will be deeply missed.
Bob Rafelson R.I.P. 😢🙏💙— Lauren Masters 🕯🇺🇸 (@SarahKWilliam) July 24, 2022
Rebel director Bob Rafelson dies at 89: ‘He never wanted to be part of the crowd’ https://t.co/9QZeoGIFCB— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 25, 2022
Bob Rafelson, ‘Five Easy Pieces’ Director, Dead at 89 https://t.co/pDc6OHvZaG— Newsinject (@newsinject) July 25, 2022
Bob Rafelson, the writer, director, and producer who helped launch Jack Nicholson’s career while quietly working on some of the most influential films of the ‘60s and ‘70s, has died at the age of 89, his ex-wife Gabrielle Taurek confirmed. More details: https://t.co/bJNLC5Aybi pic.twitter.com/fa09hal7LJ— IndieWire (@IndieWire) July 25, 2022
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