American documentarian, Kirk Simon, Died at 63


Kirk Simon was born on July 25, 1954, and died on April 14, 2018.

He was an American filmmaker.

Simon is best known for his work on various documentaries.

He has been nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning once.

He has produced three films nominated for the Best Documentary (Short Subject), including Chimps: So Like Us (1990), Rehearsing a Dream (2007), and Strangers No More (2010); Simon won the award for the latter film at the 83rd Academy Awards, and shared the win with Karen Goodman with whom he worked on all three films.

He has also received a nomination in the category of the Best Documentary Feature for producing Isaac in America: A Journey with Isaac Bashevis Singer (1986).

During 2016, Simon produced a feature documentary on the centenary of the Pulitzer prize called “The Pulitzer at 100.”

He died on April 14, 2018 in New York City, from cardiac arrest.

He died at 63 years old.