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28/08/1987 Legendary Hollywood director John Huston dies

A heavy smoker, John Huston was diagnosed with emphysema in 1978. By the last year of his life, he could not breathe for more than 20 minutes without needing oxygen. He died in August 1987, in his rented home in Middletown, Rhode Island, from pneumonia as a complication of lung disease. Huston is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood with his mother.

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