He had a long and distinguished career in the entertainment industry, and sadly David R. Ellis passed away Monday (January 7) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Thankfully it seems Ellis’ demise was free of any violence, according to Lt. Col. Lungelo Dlamini, a spokesperson for the local police.
"Nothing was found to be missing from his room and no foul play is being suspected at this stage. The U.S. Embassy has been informed and are believed to be making necessary arrangements for the body to be taken to his own country.”
David was in Johannesburg to work on “Kite,” a remake of a Japanese anime film starring frequent collaborator Samuel L. Jackson.
In the past, Ellis worked on movies like “Shark Night 3D,” “The Final Destination,” “Cellular,” and “Final Destination 2.”