Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

Jerry Weintraub had a successful career that spanned more than five decades

Jerry Weintraub – one of Hollywood’s most famous producers – has died aged 77, US media report.

They say the man behind the Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven films passed away in Santa Barbara, California, with his family at his side. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

Weintraub started his career in the music industry and later moved into film production.

He founded his own production company, but then began working for Warner Bros.

‘Passion for life’

Actor George Clooney, who starred in Ocean’s Eleven, paid tribute to Weintraub.

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