BREAKING: Shock as legendary Hollywood star dies

The legendary movie director – whose credits include The Goonies, Lethal Weapon and Superman – passed away at the age of 91.

Deadline report that Richard died on Monday according to his wife Lauren Schuler Donner and his business manager.

The outlet add that no cause of death has been revealed.

Filmmaker Richard directed some of the most iconic films of the 1970s and 1980s.

Last year, the talented movie maker signed up to Lethal Weapon five and declared: “This is the final one.”

“It’s both my privilege and duty to put it to bed. It’s exciting, actually… Hahaha! It’s the last one, I’ll promise you that.”

Following the sad news, fans of Richard took to social media to reflect on his impact in Hollywood.