Today we lost a Hollywood icon. Wes Craven, the man behind some of the most legendary horror films in pop culture, lost his battle to brain cancer today in his LA home. He is survived by his wife Iya Labunka. Craven created Freddy Krueger and directed the original Nightmare on Elm Street as well as the entire Scream franchise. He also worked on popular films including The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, The Serpent and the Rainbow.
He will be missed.
Today the world lost a great man, my friend and mentor, Wes Craven. My heart goes out to his family. x
— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) August 31, 2015
Thank you for being the kindest man, the gentlest man, and one of the smartest men I've known. Please say there's a plot twist. #wescraven
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 31, 2015
— David Arquette (@david_arquette) August 31, 2015
Rest In Peace- I am so very grateful to have had the chance to read & work with you. https://t.co/fNZChS2gvk
— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) August 31, 2015
RIP Wes Craven…you brought me many thrills and nightmares
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) August 31, 2015
— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) August 31, 2015