‘Spider-Man’ Producer Laura Ziskin Dead at 61

Producer, Laura Ziskin whose work included the Spider-Man movies, As Good As It Gets and one of my all-time faves, Pretty Woman died last night in her Santa Monica home.  She lost her 7-year battle with breast cancer.  What a tragic loss.

She was working on the new Spider-Man movie that is currently in production, so I am expecting to see a dedication in the credits to her.

Ziskin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and that’s when she founded nonprofit Stand Up to Cancer organization…. you’ve seen the commercials on TV and print ads for sure.  The Survivor cast did some spots for it as well.  It has already raised over $200 million.

Laura will be truly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this time.

R.I.P. Laura Ziskin March 3, 1950 – June 12, 2011