Spanish horror director Jesus "Jess" Franco is dead at age 82 following complications from a stroke.
Kike Mesa, director of the 2007 documentary "Jess Franco: Way of Life," announced Franco's death yesterday on his Facebook page.
Franco, who made his first film in 1959, is said to have made close to 200 movies in a career that spanned nearly six decades.
Many, like "Succubus" (1968), were a mix of horror and eroticism.
His final work, “Al Pereira vs The Alligator Women,” opened last month in Spain.