Jonathan Demme director of The Silence of the Lambs has passed away

Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs and director of 1984’s Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense(above), “died Wednesday morning from complications due to heart disease and esophageal cancer. as reported by Rolling Stone.

He was 73.

The Silence Of the Lambs, in addition to being one of the most iconic films of all time, also had a Post-Punk heavy soundtrack, featuring Savage Republic’s Real Men, Colin Newman’s Alone, Book of Love’s Sunny Day, The Fall’s Hip Priest, and of course Q Lazarus’ Goodbye Horses.

Demme also directed New Order’s video for the 1985 single The Perfect Kiss. A Joy Division poster for Unknown Pleasures is prominently displayed in the video’s background.