‘Booty Call’ Director Jeffrey Ian Pollack Dead At 54

Movies & TV

/ December 26, 2013

Booty Call and Above The Rim director was found early on the morning of December 23 in Hermosa Beach, California, dead on the scene. He was 54-years-old.

Jeffrey Ian Pollack was already deceased when an unidentified woman found his body on the Greenbelt, according to the Manhattan Beach Patch. The producer behind The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was dressed in jogging clothes and carrying an iPod, which was still playing the Eagles when the police arrived.

Police do not suspect foul play and it is believed he died of natural causes while exercising. An avid runner and softball player, Pollack directed not only 1994’s Above The Rim which starred Duane Martin and Tupac Shakur, and 1997’s Booty Call with Jamie Foxx and Vivica Fox, but he also helmed 1999’s Lost And Found which starred David Spade.

A close friend and business partner with Benny Medina, Pollack had a healthy hand in creating the show, which was inspired by Medina’s experiences living with Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. while attending Beverly Hills High School.

In recent years, Pollack teamed with entertainer Jeff Beacher to put together his Beacher’s Madhouse variety shows, including a long-running jaunt at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. A newer version will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Miley Cyrus hosting the premiere on Dec. 27.

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