Friday, March 6, 2015

RIP Lloyd Fonvielle

‘Lords of Discipline’ Screenwriter Lloyd Fonvielle Dies at 64

Seth Kelley
March 6, 2015

Lloyd William Fonvielle Jr., whose work encompassed essays, short stories and Hollywood screenplays, died Feb. 19 in Las Vegas. He was 64.

 The cause of death was hypertension and COPD, according to the Las Vegas coroner’s office.

 Fonvielle’s screenplay credits include two films directed by Franc Roddam, “The Lords of Discipline” and “The Bride,” with Sting and Jennifer Beals; as well as “Gotham,” which he also directed. In 1996 he wrote “Little Surprises,” a 36-minute comedy directed by Jeff Goldblum that was Oscar-nominated for live-action short. He was accorded story credit on 1999’s “The Mummy,” and on Prince’s “Cherry 2000,” which he also executive produced.

 Born in Wilmington, N.C., Fonvielle grew up in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., attended prep school in Concord, New Hampshire, and spent a year at Stanford before he dropped out to pursue writing. He lived in New York City and Southern California for 30 years, and was a working writer in Hollywood for more than 20 years, before his in 2004 move to Las Vegas, where he reinvented himself as a blogger and author of Western fiction.

 His writings on photography include the introduction to a book on Walker Evans, and the preface to “Election Eve,” a book of photographs by William Eggleston. His essays on ballet and other subjects have appeared in the New York Times, Salon and Slate.

 Fonvielle is survived by his mother, four sisters and numerous nephews and nieces.

Fonvielle, Lloyd (Lloyd William Fonvielle, Jr.)
Born: 3/22/1950, Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: 2/19/2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Lloyd Fonvielle’s western – executive producer:
Cherry 2000 - 1987

1 comment:

  1. This is really sad. I had just discovered Lloyd Fonvielle outstanding stories, both in the Western and Noir genres. They really are something special. He was a uniquely gifted storyteller with a style all of his own. I gather his e-books were taking the Kindle world by storm, and having read most of them, it is easy to see why. Start with '14 western stories' and you will not be disappointed! I will miss his writings very much especially as there was so much more to look forward to. RIP Mr. Fonvielle.