The filmmaker died aged 73

Bruce Springsteen and David Byrne have paid tribute to the filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who has died aged 73.

Springsteen won an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “”Streets Of Philadelphia“, which he wrote for Demme’s 1993 film, Philadelphia.

Demme directed Talking Heads‘ 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense. Writing on his blog, Byrne said, “His view of the world was open, warm, animated and energetic”. You can read his tribute in full by clicking here.

Demme died from complications due to heart disease and oesophageal cancer.

Justin Timberlake also paid tribute to the filmmaker, who directed 2016 concert film Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids.

Where do I begin..? Words just aren't enough with heartache like this. You, master of humanity. You, genius of storytelling. You, generous and warm man. You, special soul. You taught me so much about life and art and about standing up for what you believe. You made me better at my craft. And, the time I spent with you away from a camera and a stage made a better human out of me. You are truly irreplaceable. I will miss you so dearly, my sweet friend. I hope we meet again someday. I love you, JD. May you Rest In Peace. –Justin

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