AGENCIES, Los Angeles: John Lafia, the writer of the classic horror film Child’s Play passed away on Wednesday. The cause of his death was reported as a suicide by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office, reports Metro.
John leaves behind his ex-wife Beverly and two kids Tess and Kane. His family released an official through Don Mancini, the screenwriter and creator of Child’s Play. “We’re devastated to hear of the passing of our friend John Lafia. He was a crucial part of the ‘Chucky’ family from the very beginning. He co-wrote the original Child’s Play script along with director Tom Holland and myself, and John directed Child’s Play 2 — the consensus favourite film among ‘Chucky’ fans.”
The statement further added, “John was an incredibly generous artist. He let me tag along with him to every meeting, and shadow him on set; he taught me more about filmmaking during the production of that movie than several semesters in film school. John was also one of the most naturally curious and constantly creative people I ever met, someone who was always taking pictures, and jotting down ideas.”