VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 24 (UPI) -- Writer/producer/director David E. Peckinpah has died in Vancouver, British Columbia, at age 54.
Peckinpah, the nephew of film director Sam Peckinpah, suffered a heart attack Sunday, Daily Variety reported Monday.
He wrote several made-for-TV movies as well as scripts for series such as "Beauty & the Beast," "Wolf" and "Farscape." He produced and wrote for "Silk Stalkings" "Sliders" and "Turks" and directed the feature film "When Danger Follows You Home."
"The Paperboy" and "Man of the House" were among his screenplay credits, Variety said.
He was preparing to direct a film in New Mexico that he had adapted from the Max Evans' novel "My Pardner."
Peckinpah is survived by his wife, two sons, a daughter and two sisters.