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George Clooney pays tribute to late producer

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George Clooney pays tribute to late producer

George Clooney has paid tribute to his friend Jerry Weintraub, who died on Monday (06.07.15).

The 77-year-old Hollywood producer died at his home in Palm Springs and George - who worked on 'Ocean's 11' with Jerry - reached out to his family and friends in a touching statement.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: "In the coming days there will be tributes, about our friend Jerry Weintraub. We'll laugh at his great stories, and applaud his accomplishments. And in the years to come the stories and accomplishments will get better with age, just as Jerry would have wanted it.

"But not today. Today our friend died. To his family and friends, Amal [Clooney's wife] and I send our love. And to those who didn't know him we send our deepest sympathy. You would have loved him."

TMZ reported that the Tinseltown legend - who produced movies such as the 'Ocean's 11' remake and the 'Karate Kid' franchise - passed away at his home.

He is believed to have been suffering ill health recently and was surrounded by family members when he passed away.

Jerry split from his wife Jane Morgan in the 1980s after approximately 20 years of marriage, although they never divorced.

He has been living with girlfriend Susie Ekins for almost 20 years and earlier this year spoke about his amicable relationship with Jane, revealing that she calls him daily.

He explained to Vanity Fair that every day: "Each of my four children and Jane, my wife, will call to check in."

The couple have three adopted daughters, while Jerry also has a son from a previous marriage.