French film producer Humbert Balsan has committed suicide at the age of 50.

The renowned movie-maker, who was best known for his pictures with Egyptian director Youssef Chahine including 2004's ALEXANDRIA... NEW YORK, was found dead in the offices of his production company OGNON FILMS in Paris on Thursday (10FEB05).

Born into a wealthy family of French industrialists, Balsan went on to produce over 60 movies - which include 1990's MR. + MRS. BRIDGE starring PAUL NEWMAN.

11/02/2005 17:32