Mike Portnoy, the current drummer of The Neal Morse Band and one of the admirers of Pink Floyd, has shared the news about the death that deeply saddens the Pink Floyd community.

Portnoy regretfully informed that one of the most influential filmmakers of the late 70s and 80s, Alan Parker passed away. Parker, who is known by the fans of Pink Floyd as the director of ‘The Wall‘, marked his name with lots of masterpieces in the film industry.

Alan Parker was nominated for the best director Oscar for the 1978 film ‘Midnight Express‘ and 1988 film ‘Mississippi Burning.‘ The great director also worked on different genres in his well-known films such as ‘Fame’ (1980), ‘Birdy’ (1984), ‘Angel Heart’ (1987), and ‘Angela’s Ashes’ (1999).

According to a spokeswoman for the British Film Institute, the cause of Parker’s death is an unspecified illness. Left an admirable and inspirational legacy behind, Alan Parker was departed from this life at the age of 76.

Here is what Mike Portnoy said about the death of Alan Parker:

“Oh no… sad loss in the film world today 😢 Alan Parker was one of my favorite filmmakers of the late ’70s & ’80s… Midnight Express, Fame, Angel Heart, and especially the Pink Floyd film The Wall were/are all-time favs of mine. RIP Alan Parker .”

You can see Portnoy’s post below.