Director Blake Edwards passed away early Thursday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88. His wife, Julie Andrews, and his children were all by his side at the time of his death, according to reports in The New York Times.
The writer-director is behind the classics “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “The Pink Panther” and “Victor/Victoria.”
When his first marriage to Patricia Walker ended in 1967, he met and fell in love with beloved actress Andrews, now 75, when he directed her in the film, “Darling Lili.” The couple married in 1969.
Edwards is survived by his five children, Jennifer and Geoffrey from his previous marriage; Emma from his marriage with Andrews and Amelia Leigh and Joanna whom he and Andrews adopted in Vietnam in the 70s.