Bob George, Acclaimed Drake Doremus Films Producer, Has Passed Away at the Age of 51

Bob George, producer on recent films such as Newness, Zoe and Endings, Beginnings, has tragically passed away. At 51 years of age, his death is an unexpected and shocking loss for Hollywood. Here’s everything we know:

What was the cause of Bob George’s death?

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George was killed on Tuesday after being hit by a car while riding his bike in Silver Lake, according to writer-actor Ben York Jones. “He was very healthy and precautious and conscientious and humble, and he rode his bike everywhere,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. Jones also claims that George was hit by a car shortly after the door of a parked automobile opened into the bike lane. His wife, artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz, and his sister, Jennifer, are survive him.

What is Bob George’s legacy in Hollywood?

Born in Peoria, Illinois, Robert Joseph George Jr. started his career out as a production accountant on notable movie productions like Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Sum of All Fears (2002), the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and The Lone Ranger (2013). After starting out in an accounting role, he moved on to being a production consultant for Divergent (2014) and later producing his first feature, Newness (2017) for Scott Free.

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He collaborated with Doremus on Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux’s Zoe (2018), which premiered at Tribeca and was snapped up by Amazon, along with Endings, Beginnings (2019), a Toronto title starring Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, and Sebastian Stan that was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films. At the time of his death, George and Jones were working on another Doremus feature, Aurora, from CJ Entertainment. He also worked as a production consultant on Brad Furman’s upcoming action movie Tin Soldier, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert De Niro.