Sadly, writer/director Nora Ephron, the queen of blockbuster romantic comedies, passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 71. The cause of death was pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia.
Ephron was the creative force behind the romantic comedy classics When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, both of which earned her Oscar nominations for best screenplay. More recently she wrote and directed the foodie biopic Julie & Julia. In addition to her work in movies, Ephron was also an essayist, playwright, journalist, blogger and novelist.
Ephron is survived by her two sons Max and Jacob Bernstein and husband Nicholas Pileggi.
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