Today I found out that Moustapha Akkad, the man who helped finance John Carpenter's Halloween, was among the casualties in the recent terrorist attacks in Jordan. He was 72 years old. Any time I would see an interview with Akkad, he would come across as a man who loved life and what he did.
Thank you Mr. Akkad for helping to bring one of the greatest horror films ever made to movie theaters. More on the life and tragic death of this fine industry leader can be found here and here.