Remember the Titans screenwriter, Gregory Allen Howard died in Miami, Florida due to the brief illness. He was 70 years old at the time of his death. Gregory Allen Howard was an award winning screenwriter.
As per some online reports, the publicist of Howard confirmed the news and he was died on Friday. Gregory was well known for writing the screenplay for the 2000 classic sports movie Remember the Titans which was starred with Denzel Washington and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
The film was based on true story of Herman Boone who is a new African football coach as he trains a high school team during their first season as a racially integrated group.
Gregory started his writing career at the age of 48 along with his initial project being the Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet and it was originally assigned to him at Disney which is reported by some online reporters. But the movie didn’t materialize until 2015 when Howard joined producers Debra Martin Chase and Daniela Taplin Lundberg with Kasi Lemmons who co-wrote the screenplay.
Gregory Allen Howard died on 27th of January 2023. Well the cause of his death is not clear yet. However we will surely update once we get some official update.
At the Premiere of Harriet Premiere, Howard Said That –
“What I waited for more than anything else is for the whole industry to change. There needed to be the #OscarsSoWhite and [more] diversity in Hollywood. All that had to happen, because anybody who greenlighted this movie was risking their job and/or career.”
In addition to “Remember the Titans” and “Harriet,” the writer was part of several other notable projects, namely “Ali,” “The Harlem Renaissance,” “Misty” and “This Little Light.”
Moreover, he has receive so many awards throughout his career. He was also two times winner of the NAACP Image Award, a recipient of the prestigious Christopher award and the Howard University Paul Robeson award for artistic excellence.
He has also gained a story writing credit for Michael Mann’s Ali, the 2001 biopic of sports lagend Muhammad Ali. The movie was nominated for Oscars for couple of times and it was starred with Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Jon Voight as per some online reports.
Gregory had plenty of projects in development which includes The Magician a biopic of quarterback Marlin The Magician Briscoe.
Howard is survived by his sister Lynette Henley, brother Michael Henley, nieces Robyn Bacon and Valencia Kamara, nephew Robert Henley, a grand-niece, two grand-nephews and cousins Pierre Gatling and Patricia Cole, reported by Variety.