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Brandon Murphy, Screenwriter of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is Dead

Brandon Murphy Death – Brandon Murphy, writer of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, has died at the age of 43. He died on January 9, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, USA. No cause of death has been disclosed. Murphy penned Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard with his younger brother, Phillip Murphy, and with Tom O’Connor, who wrote the original 2017 pic. Both starred Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, with Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas joining for the sequel. The latter opened to $17 million domestic on Father’s Day weekend last year and finished at $70 million. Murphy also wrote and was making his directing debut on horror thriller Snow Valley, which was in postproduction at the time of his death.

Born in Norristown, PA, in 1978, Murphy gained notoriety during a stint in New York City in the mid-2000s as the underground graffiti artist secretly responsible for the ubiquitous, though misspelled, “Rod Stuart Love the Hamptons” tags. During that time, he sold a pitch for his first feature, Pony Bush, to Dimension. Friends tell Deadline that when the money from the script sale came in, he went to Los Angeles, booked a room at Chateau Marmont and proceeded to spend every last nickel of it in short order.

The Murphy brothers, who worked on several films as a writing team, also hosted Camp Goodboy, a weekly podcast on which invited guests joined them for a satirical critique on pop culture and current events.

Brandon Murphy obituary and funeral service will be released by the family, our prayers and thought are with the family of the deceased.

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