Sad news to report today as director Blake Edwards, the man behind the classic Peter Sellers Pink Panther films, passed away at the age of 88. According to the LA Times, Edwards died of complications from pneumonia Wednesday night at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
Edwards co-wrote and directed The Pink Panther and A Shot in the Dark, which starred Sellers as the comically inept French inspector Jacques Clouseau. Edwards was also behind the acclaimed films Operation Petticoat, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Days of Wine and Roses, 10, and Victor/Victoria, which starred his wife Julie Andrews. He was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2004. Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Edwards’ friends and family.