Writer and director Blake Edwards, the prolific filmmaker responsible for modern comedies like 'The Pink Panther,' passed away from complications with pneumonia last night at the age of 88, his wife (Julie Andrews) and children at his bedside.

Though he hasn't worked in the business for years, his impact is still felt today. He -- along with actor Peter Sellers -- brought to life 'The Pink Panther,' which spurned a number of sequels and a modern (and inferior) remake led by Steve Martin. But that is just the tip of his impact on Hollywood.
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