Lucas remembers Wigan as ‘kind and thoughtful’ producer

February 15th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Hollywood producer George Lucas remembers British producer Gareth Wigan as a very helpful producer and says he will “always be grateful” for his support.
Wigan died in Los Angeles Saturday after a brief illness. He was 78. Imdb.com reports that he was credited with steering the success of the first “Star Wars” in 1977, after serving as a production executive on the sci-fi movie.

“Gareth Wigan was one of the most kind and thoughtful executives I’ve ever worked with. He was a real supporter of creative talent,” said Lucas.

“I’ll never forget the first time he saw ‘Star Wars’. Gareth was so moved that he cried. As a young filmmaker facing a lot of sceptics, his genuine love of the film meant the world to me. He was there for me when I needed him and I’ll always be grateful,” he added.

Wigan is survived by his wife, Pat Newcomb, four children and seven grandchildren.

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