'Halloween writer Debra Hill dies'
Screenwriter and producer Debra Hill, best known for her work on the 70s horror classic 'Halloween', has died in Los Angeles aged 54.
Hill, who had been suffering from cancer, co-wrote the 1978 film, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis as a babysitter terrorised by a psychopath. Directed by John Carpenter, it made over $60m (£31.3m) worldwide - a record for independent film at that time. Hill also worked with Carpenter on 'Escape From New York' and 'The Fog'.