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British film director Ken Russell, whose movies sometimes sparked controversy, has died at the age of 84. Russell's son, Alex Verney-Elliott, said his father died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at a hospital after suffering from a series of strokes.
He is survived by wife Elise Tribble and his children.
(Pictured: Ken Russell at a reception to launch the film 'The Boy Friend,' in London, England, in this file photo dated April 22, 1971.)
(AP Photo / Bob Dear)