J.C. Spink, a film producer who founded Binderspink, died Tuesday at the age of 45. The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed that he passed away in his West Hollywood home, reports Deadline.
Spink was found unresponsive by his brother. The coroner pronounced him dead at 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday evening. An autopsy will be conducted, and a cause of death has yet to be released. It is believed that he died of natural causes. Foul play is currently not suspected.
According to Deadline, Spink is known for his work on the films, The Hangover, The Ring franchises, We’re The Millers, I Am Number Four, Monster-In-Law, The Butterfly Effect, Cats and Dogs and last year’s Criminal starring Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds.
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Adam Goldberg, known for the TV show The Goldbergs, described Spink as a great friend.
“Ever since we were kids on the school bus, J.C. was a passionate, driven and brilliant guy who put his friends first. He mastered the spec game by his 30s, but even more impressive, he gave countless writers a start in the business.”
Spink was one half of the company Binderspink. He and Chris Bender, the other half of the company, met while attending Bucknell University. The two met while working as assistants at Zide-Perry Productions, where Bender received a co-producing credit on “American Pie,” reports Variety.
According to the report, the two had a deal with New Line, who issued a statement regarding Spink’s talent as a producer.
“We are all deeply saddened to learn of J.C.’s passing. 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.”
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