NEW YORK || Bad news for Hollywood followers, especially Batman fans. Joel Schumacher, director of two Batman films and cult teen classic The Lost Boys, has died of cancer, his PR handlers said in a statement on Tuesday.
He was one of the first openly gay Hollywood celebrities. He was 80 and died of cancer at his New York home, after a year-long battle.
He began humbly in Hollywood as a costume designer only to find his way among the top Hollywood directors. He is best known to wider audiences for the divisive Batman Forever (1995) and Batman And Robin (1997).
The man behind such films as “Batman Forever” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” told Vulture he’s had sex with up to 20,000 partners.