JC Spink, producer behind comedy hits like The Hangover and American Pie, has passed away. He was 45.
Spink, who founded Benderspink with Chris Bender, was found unresponsive at his home in Hollywood, local authorities confirmed for Variety.
He was pronounced dead last night at 8:18 p.m., and no cause of death has yet been determined.
Variety reports that Spink had "dozens" of projects in development, including the buzzy live-action Mulan at Disney. Spink produced a number of mid-budget hits between when the company was founded in 1998 and the time of his death, including the comic book adaptation A History of Violence.
"We are all deeply saddened to learn of J.C.'s passing," New Line said in a statement. "J.C. was a groundbreaking manager, producer, partner, and dear friend of New Line's for over 20 years. He was an innovator who helped re-shape the industry and leaves behind a legacy of classic films. We will forever miss his tremendous humor and infectious passion. We extend our deepest condolences to his family."
Benderspink had been working with New Line for more than 15 years, delivering franchises like The Butterfly Effect and Horrible Bosses.0comments