August 11, 2014 02:36:55 GMT
The 'Bloodsport' actor takes to Twitter to pay tribute to the movie producer, writing, 'I love you and will always do,' after learning the news of his passing in Tel Aviv.
Jean-Claude Van Damme leads the tribute to movie producer Menahem Golan who recently passed away in Tel Aviv. The Belgian actor took to Twitter on Saturday, July 9 to pay tribute to Golan who worked with him in 1988's "Bloodsport". Van Damme wrote, "RIP, Menahem Golan... I love you and will always do."
Chuck Norris also joined the pouring tribute, saying that Golan's "faith" in him contributed to his success in entertainment industry. They worked together in "Missing in Action" in 1984. Director Edgar Wright, meanwhile, wrote on Twitter, "Fly the Cannon Logo at half mast. Menaham Golan is no longer with us."
The Israeli producer passed away on Friday, August 8 at the age of 85. According to Israeli media, Golan was walking around the house with family members when he lost consciousness. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Golan produced 200 titles in his career. He and his cousin/partner Yoram Globus headed The Cannon Group and are popular for action movies such as Norris' "The Delta Force", "Death Wish" starring Charles Bronson and Dolph Lundgren-starring "Masters of the Universe". After learning of the sad news, Globus told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm in complete and utter shock; I cannot come to grips with the news."