Producer Laura Ziskin has died from breast cancer at the age of 61. Ziskin worked as a producer for over three decades and her filmography included Pretty Woman, What About Bob?, As Good as It Gets, and all of the Spider-Man films including the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man. Furthermore, as Variety reports, Ziskin was one of the co-founders of the Stand Up 2 Cancer, an organization devoted to raising awareness and money for cancer research and prevention. Tens of millions of dollars were generated from the telethons that aired in 2008 and 2010. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to standup2cancer.org.
Our deepest condolences go out to Ziskin’s family and friends.