Bruce Springsteen and David Byrne pay tribute to Jonathan Demme

The filmmaker died aged 73

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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.


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