Jon Landau, Producer of “Avatar” and “Titanic,” Passes Away at 63

If you’re a big fan of the Avatar films, you’re likely a huge fan of Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


Many of you also may love the classic movie Titanic, which came out in 1997. Titanic and both Avatar films were produced by a man named Jon Landau. Unfortunately, it’s just been announced that Landau has passed away.

Deadline has reported that the Academy Award-winning producer passed away at the age of 63. The news was revealed by Titanic co-star Frances Fisher on social media, when she posted about his passing on Friday, July 5th.

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Landau partnered with James Cameron, the director of both Avatar films and Titanic, for 27 years. Officially, he was the producer and COO of James Cameron‘s Lightstorm Entertainment company. Additionally, he also produced Solaris and Alita: Battle Angel, while co-producing Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Dick Tracy. Before partnering with James Cameron on Titanic, Landau was the head of production at Fox.


At this time, no additional details are known about his passing. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew him.


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