Pretty soon after I heard about "uncle Leslie" I found someone else had passed away too. You gave us such wonderful classics like The Empire Strikes Back and the uber-campy Robocop 2 which was awesome, on many levels. I'll leave you with Mr Lucas' statement. "The world has lost a great director and one of the most genuine people I've had the pleasure of knowing. ... Irvin Kershner was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. When I think of Kersh, I think of his warmth, his thoughtfulness and his talent. ... Following Star Wars, I knew one thing for sure: I didn't want to direct the second movie myself. I needed someone I could trust, someone I really admired and whose work had maturity and humor. That was Kersh all over. I didn't want Empire to turn into just another sequel, another episode in a series of space adventures. I was trying to build something, and I knew Kersh was the guy to help me do it. He brought so much to the table. I am truly grateful to him. He was a friend as well as a colleague. He will be missed."