Minghella, 54, who won the Best Director Oscar for his 1996 movie The English Patient, died from complications following surgery for cancer of the tonsils and neck at London’s Charing Cross Hospital last Tuesday.
He says, “Anthony, who was doing one, called me one day and said, ‘I’m not doing it. I’m ill. You do it.’
“Anthony went to the operating table, but did not return. He was 54 and it was not an age to die.”
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