The French Connection producer Philip D’Antoni dies aged 89

Last Updated: Apr 24 2018 18:27

HOLLYWOOD- Philip D'Antoni, who won an Oscar for his work in 1971 film ‘The French Connection’ died at the age of 89 on April 15 of complications from kidney failure.

He passed away at his home in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

William Friedkin, who directed the French connection, paid tribute to D’Antoni on Twitter. He wrote, “Phil D'Antoni. My friend and the great producer Of The French Connection has passes away. May he rest in peace.”

The French Connection had won three Golden Globes and five Oscars, including best picture.