The American film-maker, Blake Edwards, has died in southern California at the age of 88, his publicist has said.
Edwards died of complications from pneumonia at 1030 (1830 GMT) at St John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, Gene Schwam told the Associated Press.
His wife, the actress Julie Andrews, and other members of his family were at his side, Mr Schwam added.
Among the films Edwards directed were The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Victor/Victoria and 10.
Also a screenwriter, producer and actor, he received a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Academy Awards.