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Director Stanley Kubrick Dies

March 7, 1999

LONDON (AP) _ Stanley Kubrick, director of ``2001: A Space Odyssey″ and ``A Clockwork Orange,″ died Sunday at his house in England, his family said. He was 70.

Police were summoned to Kubrick’s rural home north of London on Sunday afternoon, said authorities in Hertfordshire, where he was certified dead. ``There are no suspicious circumstances,″ police said.

Kubrick’s family announced his death, and said there would be no further comment.

Kubrick’s films included ``Spartacus″ in 1960, ``Lolita″ in 1962, ``Dr. Strangelove″ in 1964, ``2001″ in 1968 and ``A Clockwork Orange″ in 1971.

He also made ``Barry Lyndon,″ released in 1975, ``The Shining″ in 1978 and ``Full Metal Jacket″ in 1987.

His latest film, ``Eyes Wide Shut,″ was slated for release in July. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in the film about jealousy and obsession, which Kubrick made in great secrecy.

In a prepared statement released by their publicist, Cruise and Kidman said, ``He was like family to us and we are in shock and devastated.″

Cruise is in Australia, starting work on the ``Mission: Impossible″ sequel, while Kidman was in New York getting ready to meet Cruise in Australia, publicist Pat Kingsley said.

Kingsley said the actors would not be discussing plans or commenting about the project.

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