The American film producer Jon Landau, Oscar winner for the film ‘Titanic’ (1997) and close collaborator of the filmmaker James Cameronpassed away this Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 63, with no information given on the cause of his death.

Landau’s son, Jamie Landau, confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cameron’s right hand man, along with whom It garnered some of the biggest box office hits in the history of cinemahis work as a producer earned him three Oscar nominations and the award for best film for ‘Titanic’.

A recognition that continued to grow with films such as ‘Avatar’ (2009) and its sequel, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ (2022)two big box office hits as well.

In fact, the franchise’s New York-born producer, He declared in 2023 that every ‘Avatar’ movie was an exciting undertaking and epic that required time to reach the level of quality that the filmmakers were looking for and that the public expects.

Son of producers (his father was nominated for an Oscar), Landau was named executive vice president of feature films at 20th Century Fox when he was 29, which led him to oversee major hits such as ‘Home Alone’ and its sequel, as well as ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ and ‘True Lies’, where he began working closely with Cameron.

“If one of Cameron’s superpowers is the depth of his approach, This approach is partly possible because Landau is somewhere nearby“, Rebecca Keegan noted in an article in the aforementioned film magazine in 2022.

At the film production company Lightstorm Entertainment, he and Cameron They also produced Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Solaris’ (2002); the war documentary ‘Beyond Glory’ (2015) and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ (2019), by Robert Rodríguez.

They also constantly pushed the Avatar franchisewith upcoming sequels planned for 2025, 2029 and 2031.