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FILE - In this May 1961 file photo, director Irvin Kershner, left, and actors Cindi Wood and Don Murray arrive at the Festival Palace at the Cannes Festival in Cannes, France, as their film "Hoodlum Priest," was presented at the festival. The agent for Kershner says the director of the "Star Wars" sequel "The Empire Strikes Back" has died at age 87. Agent Derek Maki says in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, that Kershner died during the weekend, but no further details are available. (AP Photo, File) NO SALES

FILE - In this May 1961 file photo, director Irvin Kershner, left, and actors Cindi Wood and Don Murray arrive at the Festival Palace at the Cannes Festival in Cannes, France, as their film "Hoodlum Priest," was presented at the festival. The agent for Kershner says the director of the "Star Wars" sequel "The Empire Strikes Back" has died at age 87. Agent Derek Maki says in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, that Kershner died during the weekend, but no further details are available. (AP Photo, File) NO SALES

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