"Snakes on a Plane" director David R. Ellis dies in South Africa

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David R. Ellis attends the premiere of Snakes on a Plane in HollywoodJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – David R. Ellis, the child actor and former stuntman who went on to direct gory films including "Snakes on a Plane", has been found dead in a Johannesburg hotel. Ellis, 60, was last seen alive in a restaurant on Saturday. His body was discovered in a bathroom by a hotel manager at the weekend. There was no indication of foul play or robbery, police said in a statement on Tuesday. "It is unknown what was the cause of death," South African police said. Ellis was in South Africa shooting a movie. …