Godfather cinematographer Gordon Willis has died at the age of 82.
Gordon Willis received an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2010 and was nominated for his work on Woody Allen’s
Zelig and The Godfather: Part III.
Gordon Willis received an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2010 and was nominated for his work on Woody Allen’s Zelig and The Godfather: Part III
He was known in the industry as “the prince of darkness”, due to his unique lighting technique which created lots of shadows.
Gordon Willis was renowned for his striking imagery in films such as Woody Allen’s
Manhattan – he made eight films with Allen – and All the President’s Men.
He was also the cinematographer on Alan J. Pakula’s
Klute, for which Jane Fonda won her first Oscar.
Gordon Willis worked on several other Alan J. Pakula thrillers including
The Devil’s Own, his final film in 1997, which was also Pakula’s last directorial outing. Lady Gaga took to Twitter to mourn the death of her godfather and shared a photo of herself in his arms as a newborn baby.
Announcing the news, Lady Gaga wrote:
“My godfather died yesterday, sweet man I love him. That’s me, just a lil baby in his arms. Buono note (sic).”
Buona notte is a nod to her Italian roots and translates as good night in English.
In the picture her godfather smiles widely as he carries her in his arms.
Lady Gaga took to Twitter to mourn the death of her godfather and shared a photo of herself in his arms as a newborn baby
Although it is currently unknown what his name was.
It is the second time she has had to take to Twitter to mourn the death of a loved one.
At the end of 2010 Lady Gaga was left devastated when her beloved grandfather Giuseppe passed away.
He died at the age of 88 and she was pictured at his funeral as she paid her last respects.
She similarly paid tribute online, writing at the time:
“Having a Perfect Manhattan, for my perfect guy. Love you Giuseppe.”
Lady Gaga also took to Twitter last night to share more photos of herself as she flew in a private jet with friends.
The singer pouted at the camera as she showed off her bare skin under a duvet with her teddy bear keeping her company.