(ANI): Actor-filmmaker and first husband to iconic leading lady
Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer passed away at the age of 90, a
spokesman for his family has said. The star of the epic period
dramas War and Peace and The Sun Also Rises died on June 2 at his
ranch in California surrounded by family and friends. Ferrer's son
Mark said his dad had been in failing health for about six months.
"It's a sad occasion, but he did live a long and productive
life," BBC quoted family spokesman Mike Mena, as saying. Ferrer and
Hepburn became engaged in 1954 when appearing together in the New
York play 'Ondine,' and married later that year. Later in his
career, Ferrer increasingly directed and produced films for
television. Ferrer and Hepburn divorced in 1968.