Vancouver film producer Bill Vince, known for such hits as Dead Heat, Samurai Cowboy, Underworld and Air Bud films, died of cancer yesterday.


The 44-year-old Vince was an Oscar-nominee for his work on Capote. He recently produced The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, starring Dustin Hoffman and actor Heath Ledger, who died in January. He was currently working on a science fiction movie titled Push with director Paul McGuigan.


Vince is survived by his wife and three children. He got into producing films with his brother Robert in the 1990s and went on to co-found the Vancouver-based production company Infinity Features.