French filmmaker Claude Chabrol, one the pioneers of the French New Wave movement, has died at 80, Paris deputy mayor Christophe Girard confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday. No cause of death was given.

Chabrol began his career as a critic in the 1950s for the prestigious French film journal 'Les Cahiers du Cinema' along with writers Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, who all went on to stun the film world with the nouvelle vague.
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