Screenwriter Michael France, best known for his Marvel superhero adaptations, has passed away aged 51 after complications from his diabetes-related illness.
Screenwriter Michel France has passed away aged 51.
France - best known for his Marvel film screenplays - died on Friday (12.04.13) at his home in St. Pete Beach, Florida, after complications from his diabetes-related illness, his sister Suzanne confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.
She said: ''He didn't look that bad on Thursday night. He was sick, but I didn't think he was as bad as he was the last time or I would have just called an ambulance.
''He was sitting up, he had good colour, he was making jokes. Just sitting there on the couch with his dog.''
He then made his name by penning scripts for big screen Marvel superhero adaptations, most famously including Ang Lee's 'Hulk' in 2003 and 2005's 'The Fantastic Four'.
France - who also owned Tampa Bay's Beach Cinema from 2007 until its closure in 2012 - is survived by his sister, both parents, as well as his wife Elizabeth and their three children.