Scott Kalvert, Basketball Diaries Director, Dies at 49

Celebrity News Mar. 8, 2014 AT 9:45AM
Scott Kalvert Basketball Diaries director Scott Kalvert was found dead at the age of 49 on Wednesday, March 5 Credit: Jim Spellman/WireImage

Scott Kalvert has died at the age of 49. The director was found dead on Wednesday, March 5, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

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Kalvert was found in his Woodland Hills, Calif., home and was pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m. The L.A. Coroner's Office is investigating the incident as a possible suicide.

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Kalvert is best-known for his work in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, starring a then-unknown Leonardo DiCaprio. He also directed 2002's Deuces Wild starring Stephen Dorff, video documentaries for Cyndi Lauper, Guns N' Roses, and a workout video for Mark Wahlberg in 1993. (Wahlberg also starred in The Basketball Diaries.)

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The producer and writer also had his hand in directing classic '90s music videos. His work includes Salt-N-Pepa's "Shoop," Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations," and Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff's "Parents Just Don't Understand."

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