LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Director Zalman King, best famous for amorous film “9 1/2 Weeks” and radio array “Red Shoe Diaries,” died on Friday in Santa Monica, Calif., after a prolonged conflict with cancer. He was 69.

“Zalman was an unusual male and artist, some-more formidable and benevolent than those who knew him usually from distant could presumably imagine,” pronounced Allison Burnett, King’s son-in-law.

Actor Charlie Sheen paid a reverence to a late executive on his Facebook page, observant “the universe mislaid a shining and eminent essence today.”

King started his career on shade in a 1960s, starring alongside James Caan and Walter Koenig in an part of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” before going on to play an profession in radio play “The Young Lawyers” in a 70s.

He transitioned to operative behind a cameras in a 1980s, regulating erotica as a executive thesis in his films. King wrote and constructed “9 1/2 Weeks,” starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke as dual lovers inextricable in a intimately charged relationship.

Burnett removed that executive Stanley Kubrick consulted King each night when filming “Eyes Wide Shut” since “he wanted to learn how to fire eroticism.”

“(Zalman) had a unaccompanied vision, a singular vision, and really few filmmakers in a appearance of cinema have done a visible matter that certainly belongs to them, a visible signature,” pronounced Burnett.

King is survived by mother Patricia Louisianna Knop, a screenwriter, and daughters Chloe King and Gillian Lefkowitz.

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