- He directed Crazy Friday and Black Abyss.
- Known for being part of Disney
- When did he actually die?
Gary Nelson, the director behind the hit 1970s Disney movies Freaky Friday and The Black Hole, among others, passed away earlier this year. The film medium The Hollywood Reporter brings confirmation about Nelson’s death.
Nelson’s son, Garrett, confirmed the news, revealing that Gary passed away in Las Vegas of natural causes, he was 87 years old at the time of his death. He was survived by his sons Garrett and Blue, and preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Meredith.
He had died months ago!
Nelson’s son, Garrett, confirmed his father’s death, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but the death actually occurred on May 25, though no news of it happening over the summer was ever revealed, until now. has been made known.
Before becoming a Disney wunderkind, Gary Nelson got his start in directing with work as an AD, then went on to direct television shows including Have Gun – Will Travel, The Andy Griffith Show, Gilligan’s Island, The Doris Day Show and others.