Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert Dies, Apparent Suicide

Posted on March 7th, 2014 at 10:55 am


The Basketball Diaries Director Scott Kalvert, who discovered Mark Walhberg and put Leonardo DiCaprio in his first major film, has died, RumorFix has confirmed.

The director, who is survived by his wife Sonia and daughters Madison and Tyler, died Wednesday morning. The director of Dueces Wild was also an accomplished music video director including some iconic videos:

Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

 Parents Just Don't Understand by J Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

I Drove All Night by Cindi Lauper

I'm That Type Of Guy By LL Cool J

Shoop by Salt 'n' Pepa

The Los Angeles Coroner's Office tells RumorFix exclusively, he was found in his home on Wednesday and his death is being investigated as a suicide. He was 49.

  • 3 Responses

    1. robbiesands says:

      man this is sad, that dude was awesome 🙁

    2. kimberly storti says:

      My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and those that loved and knew him.

    3. Reginald says:

      DISGUSTING reporting! The coroners office didn’t EXCLUSIVELY tell RumorFix. Rumorfix was dogging friends of the deceased for information as well. Shameful and embarrassing. I’m not sure how the staff at the rag sees their work as beneficial to their resumes.

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