Horace Ové, regarded as the pioneer of black British film-making, died on Saturday at the age of 86, his son has announced.
Ové directed the first black British feature, Pressure, in 1976 and was also the first to document the arrival of reggae music to the UK with 1971’s Reggae.
The British Film Institute (BFI) paid tribute on X, formerly Twitter, writing: “We’re deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Horace Ové.
He wrote on his Facebook page: “Our loving father Horace took his last breath at 4.30 this morning, while sleeping peacefully.
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