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Kevin Jarre, an acclaimed screenwriter who wrote Glory and Tombstone, passed away due to heart failure at his home in Santa Monica. He was 56.

Jarre was a known history buff whose interest in the Civil War lead him to write Glory in 1989. The Denzel Washington film won three Oscars.

His 1993 classic Tombstone depicts the famed shootout at the O.K. Corral, starring Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday.

Kevin Jarre also co-wrote Rambo: First Blood Part II, The Devil’s Own and The Mummy. He will be missed, but is survived by some terrific work.