Celebrities and politicians alike are mourning Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, who died Monday at the age of 77 in his Palm Springs, California, home. It’s unknown what caused his death, but his health had been on the decline recently, TMZ wrote. After the news broke, former President George H.W. Bush and “Karate Kid” star Ralph Macchio were just some of the people who mourned the famous producer.
Bush said Weintraub was a “close and wonderfully irrepressible” friend. “Jerry was an American original, who earned his success by the sheer force of his instinct, drive, and larger-than-life personality.”
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) July 6, 2015
Macchio, who worked with Weintraub on “The Karate Kid,” said the producer was the “last of a breed.” He shared a picture of him and Weintraub, presumably from the set of the hit 1984 movie.
So sad at loss of Jerry Weintraub, you were 1 of a kind, my friend. Last of a breed. So glad I got to be "that kid" pic.twitter.com/ebN7p8ptUL
— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) July 6, 2015
Weintraub is known for successful films like the “Oceans 11” remakes, the Chevy Chase hit “Vegas Vacation” and most recently, “Behind the Candelabara,” the Liberace story that starred Michael Douglas and Matt Damon. He won three Emmy awards during his career, and managed the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Jon Denver, TMZ wrote.
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