Who was John Zaritsky? How did he died? Aged 78, Wife, Family, Biography

John Norman Zaritsky was a documentary filmmaker from Canada. In 1982, he won an Academy Award for his documentary Just Another Missing Kid.

 In 1987, he received a Cable Ace Award for Rapists: Can They Be Stopped, a Golden Gavel Award from the American Bar Association for My Husband is Going to Kill Me, a Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Award for “Born in Africa,”.

John Zaritsky, the unflinching Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, died at the age of 78.

John Zaritsky, an Oscar winner for “Just Another Missing Kid,” a gripping account of a college student’s murder on a road trip, died on March 30 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was a documentary filmmaker known for his unflinching looks at uncomfortable subjects like r*pe, assisted suicide, and prostate cancer. He was 78 years old at the time.

The cause, according to his wife, Annie Clutton, was heart failure.

In a statement, his family said that his dying wish was to encourage people to “take a friend out for a beer or two,” watch a locally produced documentary “and allow your life to be changed a little.”

John Zaritsky Age, Family, and Early Life

John Zaritsky was born on 13 July 1943 in St. Catharines, Ontario, the son of Yvonne Joan (née White) and Dr. Michael Zaritsky. Zaritsky spent seven years as a newspaper reporter before entering the film industry.

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He was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study journalism at the Washington Journalism Center in 1970. For his investigative reporting at The Globe and Mail newspaper, he earned a National Newspaper Award in 1972.

John Zaritsky Career, What was his profession?

He is a Famous director and producer. He has directed and produced many documentaries and Films.

No Limits: The Thalidomide Saga, Zaritsky’s third documentary on the effects of thalidomide (the first two being the 1989’s Broken Promises and 1999’s Extraordinary People), premiered at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver on 7 May 2016.

Best Documentary (Science/Medicine/Technology), Best Director (Non-Fiction); a Chris Award at the Columbus International Film & Video Festival for Best Documentary in the Science + Technology division, and the Best Documentary award at the Okanagan International Film Festival.

His films have won awards at the New York Film Festival, the American Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, Houston International Film Festival, Columbus Ohio Film Festival, and the John Muir Medical Film Festival. Members of each featured family have undergone predictive testing to learn whether or not they have inherited the gene that causes the disease, and thus learn whether or not they will die from it.

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Which recounts the stories of three families who carry the gene for Huntington’s Disease, a fatal neurodegenerative illness that attacks in mid-life.

He also directed and produced the documentary Right to Die?

Which school did he go to?

Furthermore, He graduated from Denis Morris Catholic High School in 1961 and then graduated in 1965 from the Trinity College of the University of Toronto.

John Zaritsky Wife, What about his relationship?

John Zaritsky is a married man and is married to Annie Clutton.

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He has stepdaughter Errin and son-in-law Bern, with his grandchildren, Imogen and Reid.

John Zaritsky Net Worth, How much does he earn?

His major source of income is from directing and his net worth at the moment is about $105,3 million.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

He is seen active on Facebook as @johnzaritskycelebration with few followers. He is also available on Twitter as @Johnzaritsky.

Interesting facts about John Zaritsky’s you should be know

Age78 Years
Relationship StatusMarried
SpousesAnnie Clutton