Jeff Pollack Dies; Television Producer/Director Was 54

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Jeff Pollack, a producer and director best known for his work on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990-1996, passed away on a running trail in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

He died on Monday and was 54 years old.

According to Manhattan Beach Patch, a woman found Pollack's body and called the authorities, who do not suspect foul play was involved in the death.

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Pollack teamed with Benny Medina over two decades ago to form the production company Medina/Pollack Entertainment; it later became known as Handprint Entertainment.

Aside from the sitcom that launched Will Smith's career, Pollack directed the movies Booty Call and Lost & Found. He produced a Jennifer Lopez documentary in 2001 and was known as an avid runner.

Pollack graduated from the University of Southern California Film School and we send his loved ones our condolences.

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