The hits just keep on coming this year: yesterday it was reported that longtime director and producer Garry Marshall had passed away at the age of 81 (due to complications of pneumonia after a stroke). Marshall was responsible for producing the Happy Days television series (and its spinoffs) and created such films as: Pretty Woman (1990), Runaway Bride (1999), The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). His final film was Mother’s Day (2016).
I loved the Princess Diaries films growing up, and it saddens me that such a great director is no longer with us. Rest in Peace.