Amazon executive Vicky Eguia has tragically died from cancer, aged 48.
The PR exec, who launched one of the company’s first original film campaigns, reportedly passed away at her Los Angeles home.
A statement from Amazon confirming the heartbreaking news has been released.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it reads: “Vicky was a very talented, smart and passionate publicity executive who truly loved entertainment and every facet of the craft of making films.
“She had an incredible sense of humour and a magical way of telling stories that entertained all who knew her.
“Vicky was admired and respected by filmmakers, industry tastemakers, her colleagues and her friends.”
It added: “She will be sadly missed.”
Reportedly, the head of Amazon Studios, Jen Salke, sent out a memo paying tribute to Eguia.
It apparently stated: “As many of you know so well, Vicky was a consummate team player – always ready to pitch in with complete commitment and dedication.
“We will all miss her charm and sense of humour.”
Several people have also paid tribute to the executive on social media while commending her work.
Film producer Ted Hope penned: “RIP Vicky Eguia. You brought tremendous spirit to all and always made it better; your love of movies and all us oddballs who make and support them was always evident. You will always be profoundly missed.”
The editor of Variety, Brent Lang, also tweeted: “Tragic news. Vicky Eguia was one of a kind. Funny, smart, and terrifically helpful, she was also a genuine lover of all things movies. The world is a lesser place without her. Rest in peace.”
Roy Price, who founded Amazon Video, also took to the site, writing: “Passed too soon. Affable and talented, Vicky Eguia charmed everyone she met and played a key role in starting Amazon Studios movies, propelling Manchester by the Sea, Cold War, The Salesman, and many others.”
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