Oscars Legend Cates Dead At 77

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November 1, 2011 | 2:05pm EST

Longtime Oscars producer Gil Cates has died.
The mogul’s body was found in a parking lot at UCLA, according to reports. He was 77.

Cates was the man behind 14 Academy Awards between 1990 and 2008 and won an Emmy Award for the 1991 telecast.

He also enjoyed many successes on Broadway and directed acclaimed TV movies Consenting Adult and Do You Know the Muffin Man?

Details about his death have not been released.