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The Mummy producer dies of heart attack

Jan 21, 2014 | 8:50am EST

The Hollywood mogul who launched The Mummy movie franchise has died. James Jacks passed away on Monday (29Jan14) after suffering a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He was 66. The veteran producer was best known for bringing The Mummy blockbusters to cinemas, and his other credits include spin-off The Scorpion King, as well as Dazed and Confused, The Jackal, cult comedy Mallrats, and 2012 epic John Carter. His longtime producing partner Sean Daniel says in a statement, "Nobody loved movies more. Passionate, loyal, generous, accomplished, noble, caring, heavily armed, creative, dare I say obsessive on occasion. A good man, a good friend, a wonderful partner, a loving son to his family."

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