13 Going on 30 and Letters to Juliet Director Gary Winick has passed away from brain cancer at the age of 49.
"He was suffering from brain cancer for quite some time, and it ultimately metastasized throughout his body," his manager Rosalie Swedlin, told The Hollywood Reporter. "What's remarkable is that after his first surgery, he was able to direct Letters to Juliet. It was a battle that we thought he had won, and ultimately they just didn't get it all." Jennifer Garner, who worked with him on '30' called him "unafraid of being intimate" which resulted in the successful helmer having "100 best friends". Amanda Seyfried commented "Gary's heart was so big I think each of us who loved him have a piece of it now."
I remember watching the extras of 13 Going on 30 and hearing everyone say such nice things about him - but in a genuinely sweet way. It's a shocking and tragic loss, my thoughts are with his family and friends.