Veteran Belgian filmmaker Andre Delvaux died suddenly of a heart attack on Friday during a conference in Valencia, Spain.

Spanish news sources report that Delvaux suffered a heart attack following a presentation given at the World Arts Gathering 2002 (Encuentro Mundial de las Artes 2002) in Valencia.

The organisation said it would pay the filmmaker tribute in its closing sessions on Sunday.

Delvaux, who was 76, made more than 15 films in a career which spanned nearly half a century.