Julie Andrews’ Husband, Director Blake Edwards, Has Died

Blake Edwards

Very sad news: director Blake Edwards, actress Julie Andrews‘ husband of 41 years, has died at age 88 of complications from pneumonia, BBC News reports. The American comedic master directed many classic films including 1961′s Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn; six Pink Panther films with British comedian Peter Sellers starting in 1963; and 1979′s 10 and 1982′s Victor/Victoria, both of which starred Andrews .

Here’s just a sampling of his work:

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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