Summary: former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science, which hands out the Oscars every year when he had expanded the number of best-picture Oscar nominees from five to 10 and was instrumental in bringing younger academy members and making the group more diverse during his tenure from 2009 to 2012.
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer
Born: June 22, 1945
Died: January 28, 2014
Location: Calabasas, California