Legendary Hollywood Director has died

A revolutionary Hollywood Director has died his production company disclosed today. Robert Altman, 81, revealed in March that he had had a heart transplant, but the cause of his death on Monday has not been revealed. The maverick director directed several avant garde movies including War movies such as 'Mash' and the Western 'McCabe' which contributed to the 1970's being described as the 'second golden age of Hollywood.' He was nominated for best director several times including the British based 'Gosford Park, ' but never won. Altman was considered a maverick on the fringe of Hollywood, always putting politics and social commentary over money. Earlier this year he was awarded the lifetime achievement from the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. His first movie he directed at the age of 30, where he moved to Hollywood and directed the cult movie 'Mash.'