Michael Winner has died after a long battle with liver disease that even had the filmmaker contemplating physician-assisted suicide. On Jan. 21, 2013, Winner's wife Geraldine confirmed that her husband had lost his life, reported Daily Mail. The 77-year-old director succumbed to his failing health in his Kensington, London home.
In the summer of 2012, Winner revealed that he was told by doctors that he had only two years left to live. He also shared that the prognosis caused him to consider assisted suicide.
Michael Winner died while he was still a newlywed. He married his wife Geraldine in 2011, more than half a century after they first met.
Winner was born in London, England on Oct. 30, 1935. He met his wife-to-be in 1957 when he was 21 and she was just a teen. It wasn't until several years later that he embarked on his directing career at the age of 25.
His most recent directing gig was 1998’s "Parting Shots," which starred Chris Rea. It was a film based on a story Winner wrote about a man diagnosed with cancer who spends his final days dispensing vigilante justice and revenge on those who wronged him.
Michael Winner is dead at the age of 77. May he rest in peace.