Hollywood cinematographer Allen Davieu, a five time Oscar nominee, has died of coronavirus aged 77 on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Daviau was nominated for best cinematography Oscars for Spielberg movies "The Color Purple," "Empire of the Sun," and "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" — along with two Barry Levinson films, "Avalon" and "Bugsy."
Daviau started out in the showbiz by shooting pre-MTV-era music videos. He first worked with Spielberg in 1968 to make Spielberg's first 35mm film.
Daviau's other credits include John Schlesinger's "The Falcon and the Snowman," Albert Brooks' "Defending Your Life" and Peter Weir's "Fearless." One of his final credits was the 2004 "Van Helsing."