[<< wikinews] Film director Sydney Pollack dies at age 73
Monday, May 26, 2008 

Sydney Pollack, Academy-Award winning American film director, producer and actor has died today at his home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 73. The cause of death was announced as stomach cancer.
He was born on July 1, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. He directed films such as The Way We Were, Tootsie, and Out of Africa.
Pollack is survived by his wife, Claire Griswold and 3 children.

== Sources ==
 "US director Sydney Pollack dies" — BBC news online, May 27, 2008
Michael Cieply. "Sydney Pollack, film director, dies at 73" — International Herald Tribune, May 27, 2008