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Leg­endary Hol­ly­wood pro­ducer Jerry Wein­traub (inset), best known for The Karate Kid (1984, 2010) and Ocean’s Eleven (2001), has died. Hol­ly­wood celebri­ties in­clud­ing ac­tors Ge­orge Clooney (cen­tre), Brad Pitt (far right) and Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger paid trib­ute to him. The pro­ducer died on Mon­day of car­diac ar­rest. He was 77.

Clooney, who starred in Wein­traub’s Ocean’s Eleven, said in a state­ment: “In the com­ing days there will be tributes, about our friend Jerry Wein­traub. We’ll laugh at his great sto­ries, and ap­plaud his ac­com­plish­ments. And in the years to come, the sto­ries and ac­com­plish­ments will get bet­ter with age, just as Jerry would have wanted it. But not to­day. To­day our friend died. To his fam­ily and friends, Amal and I send our love. And to those who didn’t know him we send our deep­est sym­pa­thy. You would have loved him.” Pitt shared: “He was an ab­so­lute orig­i­nal. I loved him and will gen­uinely miss him.” Other celebri­ties took to Twit­ter to of­fer their con­do­lences. Sch­warzeneg­ger praised the pro­ducer in a post which read: “Jerry Wein­traub is larger than life. He was a gi­ant in Hol­ly­wood & his heart was so big it lit up the town. My thoughts are with his fam­ily(sic).” Host and co­me­dian Larry King wrote: “This is a great loss to show busi­ness, what a leg­end.”

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