Long-time Oscar Director Dies in Crash

downloadA car accident has claimed the life of a long-time Oscar director last week.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened when the driver of a vehicle, Keith Stewart, 75, of La Quinta, stopped in the 49000 block of Via Conquistador to let passengers out of his vehicle just after 9:20 p.m. on Thursday.  Stewart got out of his vehicle while it was still in drive, crashing into two of the passengers who had just gotten out of his car.

La Quinta Police department received a call where Marty Passetta, 82, was declared dead at the scene.  The second victim in the accident was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

Passetta directed the Academy Awards from 19-72-1988.  Among his many other credits, Passetta  also produced and directed “The Smother’s Brothers” (1967) and Elvis Presley’s 1973 special, “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii.”

No matter whom you are or where you are, an accident can happen at any time, and quite unexpectedly. When such an accident happens, it can often be with tragic results. If an accident involves any kind of serious injury or a fatality, families are often left with the devastating task of sorting through what happened and attempting to piece their lives back together afterward.

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