Director Richard Donner died at the age of 91 on July 5 \tHe is responsible for directing 'The Omen,' 'Lethal Weapon,' 'The Goonies,' and produced 'X-Men' (2000) \tThere is currently no official cause of death On Monday, July 5, director Richard Donner died. News came from Donner's family via a spokesperson, who revealed he passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Donner is responsible for laying the foundation for epic superhero movies through his 1978 Superman. Nine years later, he added Lethal Weapon to his directorial resume, an enduring entry in the legacy of the buddy cop action genre. Other notable works include The Goonies, The Omen, and Maverick. Through this extensive work, Donner has many colleagues mourning has passing and fondly remembering their work together. The extensive resume of Richard Donner https://twitter.com/SeanAstin/status/1412143015729065987 "Richard Donner had the biggest, boomiest voice you could imagine," shared Sean Astin from The Goonies of his former director. "He commanded attention and he laughed like no man has ever laughed before. Dick was so much fun. What I perceived in him, as a 12 year old kid, is that he cared. I love how much he cared.” LETHAL WEAPON 2, Danny Glover, Mel Gibson, 1989, (c)Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection RELATED: Mel Gibson And Danny Glover Returning For ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Fame came to Donner first with his 1976 supernatural horror film The Omen, which went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of that year. Though reviews at the time were mixed, it went on to become something of a cult classic. In the background, disagreements between Donner and writer David Seltzer split the script interpretation between vague (favored by Donner) and indisputable, favored by Seltzer. Shaping cinematic history TIMELINE, Director Richard Donner on the set, 2003, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection Not a decade later, and Richard Donner made Christopher Reeve into a hero, a role that stayed with him for the rest of his life and that remains one of the most classic images of a superhero to date. Recalling Donner's work on the film, director Kevin Smith wrote that Donner himself "invented the modern day comic book movie with Superman and called him "a natural born storyteller." Into the 2000s, Donner again helped bring superheroes to the forefront with some choice mutations by producing X-Men. Additionally, his wife Lauren Shuler Donner produced all entries in the X-Men series under the Donners' Company brand. https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith/status/1412139251714584576 Smith joins many others in the industry mourning the passing of an essential part of their field - and even upbringing. Donner is survived by his wife Lauren, who he married in 1985. As of July 6, there is no word on a cause of death.