Anthony Minghella has died today at the age of 54. Most people probably remember him for The English Patient, which was the Best Picture of 1996. Minghella also won Best Director for that film. Some of his other work includes The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain. According to imdb, he has a couple movies coming up, but what the status of those projects is anyone's guess.
According to what I read he died from complications after surgery. It's somewhat shocking to hear the news. I like to think that 54 is a young age to die in this day and age. Honestly, never been a big fan of his, but I respect what he has done through the years. He will be missed.