Melissa Mathison, 65, one of Hollywood´s best known screenwriters, has died of neuroendocrine cancer on Wednesday.
Mathison is the Oscar-nominated writer behind Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial". She also wrote ths scripts for "The Escape Artist", "Twilight Zone: The Movie", "The Indian in the Cupboard" and "Kundun".
Mathison was previously married to Harrison Ford and is survived by two children, Georgia Ford and Malcolm Carswell Ford, from this marriage.