Wes Craven Dead at 76: Celebs Pay Tribute

The iconic director passed at 76.

— -- Iconic horror film director Wes Craven died Sunday at the age of 76.

He had been battling brain cancer, according to a statement from his family.

As expected, actors from his films like "Scream" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" paid homage to the man who came up with some of the most creative and terrifying movie experiences of all time.

He continued, "An inspirational director, and a professor dedicated to passing on his knowledge to future generations. He was also an avid bird watcher, which just shows you considering his work, the depths of his sensitivity and range as a human being. I will miss him dearly and I will cherish all the wisdom he shared with me. I send my thoughts, love and prayers to his family."

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