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Jeff Pollack, the director for favored Hip-Hop movies, Above the Rim and Booty Call as well as a producer for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has died at the age of 54.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Pollack was found on the Greenbelt in Hermosa Beach, Calif., early on the morning of Dec. 23 by an unidentified woman out jogging who called the police, according to the Manhattan Beach Patch. Pollack was already deceased. He was dressed in jogging clothes and carrying an iPod, which was still playing the Eagles when the police arrived, Hermosa Beach police captain Tommy Thompson told Police do not suspect foul play, and it is believed he died of natural causes while exercising. He was an avid runner and softball player.

The late director had recently been working exclusivey with Jeff Beacher and his Madhouse entertainment variety shows, as they were set to host Miley Cyrus at the MGM hotel in Las Vegas tomorrow, December 27.

Beacher also confirmed the news on his Twitter stating, “RIP my partner, father, best friend and brother Jeff Pollack , I can’t put in words my emotions right now. I love you buddy.”

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