Hugh Hudson Dead: How Did Hugh Hudson Die?

Hugh Hudson, the legendary Oscar-winning director of “Chariots of Fire,” passed away on Friday in London. He was 86.

According to The Guardian, he passed away after a brief illness. Hugh Hudson, 86, a devoted husband and father, passed away at Charing Cross Hospital on February 10 following a brief illness, according to a statement from his family. His first wife Sue, wife Maryam, and son Thomas are all still alive.

As a filmmaker, Hudson could be relied upon to produce opulent, exquisitely crafted, expertly coordinated moments.

The narrative of the struggle between two British runners, one Jewish and the other a devoted Christian, which culminated in the 1924 Olympics was told in “Chariots of Fire.” The film won four Academy Awards, including best picture and the best score for Vangelis’ electronic compositions, which nevertheless functioned brilliantly in the historical drama and for which Hudson was nominated for an Oscar for best director in 1982.

It was Hudson who came up with the idea for an antiquated, electronic score and who recruited his friend Vangelis onto the project.

Given the expenses typically connected with a period film, Hudson had done a great deal with “Chariots of Fire’s” £3 million budget; the movie made $58 million at the box office in the U.S. alone.

Given that order’s financial success and four Oscars, it did not seem strange to give the now-popular filmmaker Hudson “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes,” which would require some filming in Africa. The long-gestating, high-budget movie, which cost an estimated $33 million, was originally penned by “Chinatown” writer Robert Towne, and Warner Bros. had planned for it to serve as Towne’s directing debut.

Hugh Hudson Dead: How Did Hugh Hudson Die?

Hugh Hudson passed on after battling with a short illness, according to the family. The family, however, is yet to provide details about his illness and the circumstances of his death. Our thoughts go to the family at this difficult time.