Czech-born screenwriter Milena Jelinek has died, according to a statement posted online on April. 16, 2020.
The Czech-born screenwriter Milena Jelinek, who spent most of her life in the United States, has died at the age of 84. Jelinek is perhaps best-known for the acclaimed 1990s film Forgotten Light and taught at Columbia University in New York for many years.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Sad to hear that Milena Jelinek, one of my fav. Screenwriting professors at Columbia University, passed away due to complications w/Covid19. She was extremely generous with her time and had a tremendous sense of humor. One of the Czech New Wave greats! 🙏 https://t.co/ogKi2mAEGx
— Lauren Wolkstein (@laurenwolkstein) April 17, 2020
It is with great sadness to share the passing of the Czech New Yorker Milena Jelinek – screenwriter, playwright and teacher. Milena is perhaps best-known for the acclaimed 1996 film Forgotten Light. She died following complications related to Covid-19. RIP, Milena. pic.twitter.com/Xmf964swCk
— BBLA (@bblanewyork) April 16, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.