Wes Craven Dies from Brain Cancer Aged 76
Hollywood horror legend Wes Craven has died from brain cancer at the age of 76.
Wes Craven reportedly died at his Los Angeles home on Sunday, August 30.
He wrote and directed A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. His Scream franchise was reported to have grossed more than $100 million in the US.
Wes Craven wrote, directed and edited his first film, The Last House on the Left, in 1972.
A tweet from his Twitter account featured a picture of the director with the dates 1939-2015.
Wes Craven was credited with reinventing the teen horror genre when the first movie featuring Freddy Krueger was released in 1984 starring a then-unknown Johnny Depp.
He had more recently signed deals to develop television programs, including the new Scream series for MTV.
Wes Craven had also been working on a horror novel series.