Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist director Tobe Hooper has died at the age of 74.
The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed Hooper's Saturday death to Variety, but did not disclose details regarding the circumstances.
The Texas native and father of two sons also helmed the 1979 TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's Salem's Lot and 1986's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Additional credits include Lifeforce and Invaders from Mars, as well as the music video for Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself."
Deadline.com said the last film Hooper directed was 2013's Djinn.