Halloween film producer dies from Jordan blast injuries

Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born producer of the Halloween horror films, died today from injuries sustained in the triple hotel bombings in Amman, Jordan.

Akkad, 74, who lived in Los Angeles, died in a Jordanian hospital where he was being treated, according to surgeon Dr. Yousef Qisous.

“He had bleeding in the lungs, his ribs were fractured and he died of his wounds and a severe heart attack this morning,” Qisous said.

Akkad’s daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, 34, also died in one of Wednesday’s three explosions, said her mother Patricia Akkad, speaking from Los Angeles.

Three suicide bombers hit the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Wednesday night and killed at least 59 people, including the three suicide bombers.

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