Director, writer, producer Zalman King dead at 70

In this undated image released by Allison Burnett, filmmaker Zalman King is shown. King, who became known for his erotic work after writing and producing his breakthrough film "9 ½ Weeks," has died. He was 70. King's son-in-law Allison Burnett says the filmmaker died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., after a six-year battle with cancer. (AP Photo/courtesy of Allison Burnett)

February 3, 2012 9:32:59 PM PST
Actor and filmmaker Zalman King, who became known for his erotic work after writing and producing his breakthrough film "9 ½ Weeks," has died. He was 70.

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