‘Ocean’s Eleven’ producer Jerry Weintraub has passed away at the age of 77 due to cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, California on July 6, and it seems like the industry is mourning over the tragic incident.
The producer’s longtime friend George H.W. Bush said that he was an American original, who earned his success by the sheer force of his instinct, drive and larger-than-life personality, he had passion for life and throughout the ups and downs of his prolific career it was clear just how much he loved show business, reported Fox News.
Talking about the tragic incident, George Clooney said that in the coming days there will be tributes about their friend Weintraub.
He added that they laugh at his great stories and will applaud his accomplishments, and in the years to come the stories and accomplishments will get better with age, just as he would have wanted it.
Brad Pitt too took to Twitter and shared, “He was an absolute original. I loved him and will genuinely miss him.”
Meanwhile Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, “Jerry Weintraub is larger than life. He was a giant in Hollywood and his heart was so big it lit up the town. My thoughts are with his family.”
Father of seven, Weintraub had risen from a talent agency mail room employee to top concert promoter working with the likes of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra and shaped John Denver’s career before tackling the movie business starting in the 1970s.