One of, if not, THE most acclaimed contemporary german directors, Helmut Dietl, is dead at 70:
http://www.spiegel.d...-a-1026324.html(link in german)
A hit for 2 DDP teams if there's a qualifying orbit. He had lung cancer but in late 2014 he said the tumour had shrunk. I saw him at an awards show and he still looked ok, though it was already suspicious that they gave him a lifetime achievement award.