The veteran director-producer Ivan Reitman sadly died at the age of 75. The Hollywood filmmaker was popular for being associated with films in directions like Ghostbusters, Stripes, and Animal House. It is reported that Ivan passed away in his sleep on February 12, 2022, in Montecito, California. After the news surfaced, celebrities from the film industry paid him sincere tributes and offered deepest condolences to his family and friends. As the saddening piece of news is released, netizens are curious to know about his wife Geneviève Robert, his family, and his other details. Check the article for said information.
The Canadian producer’s family confirmed the sudden passing of Ivan on Feb 12 this year. It was stated that he died unexpectedly in his sleep in California. However, they did not reveal his death cause. So, how did Ivan Reitman die seems to be unknown at this time? The family issued a joint statement with the Associated Press where they stated that they are grieving the sudden loss of a husband, father, and grandfather who taught them to always seek the magic in life.
Who Is Ivan Reitman Wife Geneviève Robert?
The statement added that they take comfort that his work as a filmmaker brought happiness to so many people around the world. It was further said that while they mourn privately, they hope those who knew Ivan through his films will always remember him. Ivan Reitman tied the knot with Geneviève Robert on September 12, 1976, and made her a part of his life. Geneviève herself is a veteran actress who has appeared in several films including the 1971 released film “The Crows”, Casual Sex, in 1988 and “Dave” in 1993.
The couple share three adorable children going by the names Caroline Reitman, Jason Reitman, and Catherine Reitman. Interestingly, all of them belong to the film industry and have been entertaining the viewers with their work. Talking about Ivan, he was born on Oct 27, 1946, in Czechoslovakia. To escape the country’s postwar regime in 1950, his family to Canada. Later, Reitman began making films and got his first big break when he produced notable films such as Meatballs and Animal House.
Since then, Ivan Reitman has been entertaining the spectators with his movies and projects. Besides, he also went on direct films like Twins, Kindergarten Cop and also produced comedies like Space Jam, Beethoven, EuroTrip, and Old School. Ivan collaborated with his son on the reboot of his 1980s classic in Ghostbusters: Afterlife in 2021 which was, apparently, his final film contribution to the industry.