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No foul play in David R Ellis death - SAPS

2013-01-08 15:23
 
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Johannesburg - South African police say no foul play is suspected in the death of David R Ellis, an American movie director whose body was found in a hotel bathroom in Johannesburg.

Sapa cites police as saying on Tuesday that the hotel manager discovered Ellis' body at around 13:00 on Monday.

Police say 60-year-old Ellis, who directed the movie Snakes on a Plane, was last seen on Saturday in a restaurant by a friend.

According to the news agency, police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said nothing was missing from Ellis's hotel room and no foul play is suspected "at this stage".

A post mortem was done on Tuesday morning, but the cause of death was still unknown.

Ellis was in Johannesburg working on Kite, a remake of the 1998 Japanese anime film that was to have starred Snakes on a Plane actor Samuel L Jackson.

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