MOUSTAPHA AKKAD, the executive producer of the Halloween films, died in hospital today (11NOV05) from injuries sustained in the hotel bomb attacks that hit Jordan on Wednesday (09NOV05).

The 69-year-old, who also directed the 1981 movie LION OF THE DESERT starring Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed and Rod Steiger, was in Amman to attend a wedding in one of three hotels struck by suicide bombers.

An American national, Akkad had travelled to the event from his home in Lebanon.

His 34-year-old daughter, RIMA AKKAD MONLA, also died in the blast.