Gregg HoffmanGregg Hoffman, a partner at Twisted Pictures and former Disney exec, died Sunday of natural causes. He was admitted overnight to an LA hospital complaining of neck pain; an autopsy is pending. Twisted Pictures - an independent production company - has been one of the few bright lights in this period of grim box office news, and their Saw films have been wildly successful.

In addition to producing successful films, Hoffman was uncommonly open with fans - he provided JoBlo with a Saw II diary, and was viewed with great affection by anyone who came into contact with him. A JoBlo writer remembers him here, and Saw II director Darren Lynn Bousman offers his own thoughts on the Lion's Gate site.
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