Some devastating news has come in recently about a Hollywood filmmaker's family member.
Former 20th Century Fox owner Marvin Davis and producer John Davis have lost a loved one over the weekend. On Friday, July 27, Nick Raynes was found unresponsive in a home in Manhattan. He was 33 years old.
Raynes was the grandson to late Marvin Davis and nephew to John Davis. "Hollywood Reporter" confirmed with the NYPD that Raynes' body was found at a residence on East 65th Street in Manhattan.
The police department believes there was no foul play, and the medical examiner has yet to reveal the cause of death.
Raynes was reportedly producing a biographical piece about jazz legend Miles Davis that was directed by George Tillman, Jr.
Marvin Davis was the businessman who purchased Fox in 1981. Four years later, Marvin sold it to Rupert Murdock for a reported profit of over $300 million. Marvin also owned Beverly Hills Hotel and the Pebble Beach golf course at that time.
Noel Ashman, a friend and fellow producer, paid tribute to Raynes on social media saying:
"It is with tears in my eyes & extreme sadness that I have to say goodbye to my old friend of almost 20 years #nickraynes, who passed away last night," Ashman wrote.
"I am in complete shock ..nick was 1 of the kindest most loyal people I have ever known & I will miss him terribly..nick thank u for always being there for me I will never forget u..till we meet again love u..ur friend always noel #rip," the post read.
Will you keep his family and friends in your prayers as they go through this tragic time?