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Movie mogul James Jacks leaves generous donation to Catholic church

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Feb 27, 2014 | 11:24am EST

The Mummy producer James Jacks proved his dedication to his Catholic faith by leaving a $500,000 (£312,500) donation to his church in his will. The movie mogul, 66, suffered a fatal heart attack in January (14) at his Los Angeles home and details of his handwritten will have since emerged online. As per his final wishes, $500,000 of his fortune was gifted to officials at the St. Charles Borromeo Church of Toluca Lake, while he also left $15,000 (£9,375) to his longtime housekeeper. His gun collection was handed down to his brother and nephew, on the condition that they complete a firearms safety course, and he also instructed his estate executors to share out his entire movie collection with the friends and family who attended his wake, according to TMZ.com. 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.

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