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Jack Clayton was a director of great sensitivity, intelligence and flair. Clayton died of a heart attack in the arms of his wife on 25 February 1995 in a hospital in Sloug. He was a few days short of his seventy-fourth birthday; Haya Clayton believes it was on that same day seventeen years before that Jack suffered his stroke. During pre-production work on The Massacre at Fall Creek, Clayton had become fascinated with American Indian jewellery and began wearing a Navaho bracelet, also buying one for Johnny, his dear neighbour, and insisting on telling him it had 'healing powers'. When he died, it was not only the film fraternity that mourned his passing; there was to be a touching obituary by a friend, Tony Cowan, in the magazine The Racing Pigeon and a Jack Clayton Memorial Cup established in his honour.

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