Melissa Mathison


Age: 65

screenwriter who was nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for the 1982 science-fiction fable E.T., Extraterrestrial that became one of Hollywood's signature depictions of the anxieties and longings of childhood and cemented the reputation of Steven Spielberg as a leading director of popular movies, and who was married to actor Harrison Ford from 1983 to 2004.

Cause of Death: Neuroendocrine cancer

Born: June 3, 1950

Died: November 4, 2015

Los Angeles, California