Triple Oscar-winning producer Saul Zaentz has died at his home in San Francisco following a battle with Alzheimer’s. He was 92.
Zaentz won he best picture Academy Award for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The English Patient and Amadeus following a successful career in the music industry.
He received the Academy’s Irving G Thalberg Award in 1997.
During his time in music, Zaentz worked at Fantasy Records and championed Creedence Clearwater Revival before famously going to war in the courts with the band’s lead singer John Fogerty.
Zaentz is survived by his children Dorian, Joshua, Athena and Jonnie and seven grandchildren.