Jon Landau, the Oscar-winning producer known for his work on “Titanic,” “Avatar,” and its sequel “The Way of Water,” has passed away at the age of 63.

Disney Entertainment co-chairman Alan Bergman confirmed Landau’s passing, praising him as a “visionary.”

“Jon was a visionary whose remarkable talent and passion brought some of the most extraordinary stories to life on the big screen,” Bergman remarked. “His incredible contributions to the film industry have left an indelible mark, and he will be deeply missed. He was not only a renowned and successful producer but also an exceptional person and a true force of nature who inspired everyone around him.”

Landau began his career in Hollywood in the 1980s, initially working as a production manager. He later became a co-producer on classics like 1989’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and 1990’s “Dick Tracy.”

He eventually formed a close partnership with “Titanic” and “Avatar” director James Cameron, joining Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment production company as an executive.

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