Jonathan Demme, the film director best known for the horror classic "The Silence of the Lambs," has died at the age of 73, Indie Wire reports.
He had been battling esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.
"The Silence of the Lambs" earned him an Oscar for Best Director. He also directed "Philadelphia" and "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004).
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