Thursday, May 23, 2024

“Clerks” Director Kevin Smith Survives Massive “Widow Maker” Heart Attack Overnight


“Clerks” director Kevin Smith has tweeted overnight that he’s survived a massive heart attack. Smith had been performing on Sunday night in Glendale, California at the Alex Theater doing his Comic Book Men stage show. He says that after the first show he had the heart attack. “If I hadn’t canceled the second show 2 go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight.”

Smith, who’s 47, rose to fame as the director of such unique comedies as “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Chasing Amy.”

I’ve known Kevin for a lot of years, to say the least. Sending him massive Get Well wishes!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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