Director Dirk Wallace Craft has died at the age of 48.

The Running with Scissors filmmaker passed away after a three-year battle with an undisclosed illness on Monday (24Mar14).

Craft began his career as an assistant director in 1991 and worked on several films and Tv series including The Crucible, Van Wilder: Party Liaison and Rizzoli & Isles.

He then moved on to helm episodes of Burn Notice and Nip/Tuck and the film Skinheads in Love in 2013.