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Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81


Air Force One director Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81 following battle with pancreatic cancer: German filmmaker passes away after glittering career in Hollywood

German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen has died, his production company confirmed Tuesday. He was 81. 

Petersen is said to have died peacefully after battling pancreatic cancer last Friday at his Brentwood, CA, home and was in the arms of his wife of 50 years, Maria Antoinette, Deadline reported. 

After breaking through with his World War II film Das Boot in 1981, the director went on to achieve huge success in Hollywood with blockbuster films including The NeverEnding Story, Air Force One, In the Line of Fire and Troy. 

Air Force One director Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81: German filmmaker passes away after glittering career in Hollywood

Air Force One director Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81: German filmmaker passes away after glittering career in Hollywood

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