The Saskatchewan film and television industry is mourning the loss of a key figure in the province.
Bob Crowe, co-owner of Saskatoon-based Angel Entertainment and Bamboo Shoots, died suddenly Friday in Vancouver at the age of 62.
“We are all still in shock over the sudden loss,” said Wally Start, Crowe’s business partner of 17 years.
Crowe and Start co-founded Angel Entertainment in 2000. The pair have produced projects including the 2014 neo-western crime drama Big Muddy, and were in the midst of preparing to launch the fourth season of the paranormal television series The Other Side.
In 2010, Angel Entertainment purchased Media Group, rebranding it as Bamboo Shoots and later expanding the operation to Regina and Calgary.
“Bob’s creative vision and passion, mixed with his financial acumen, will leave a large hole to be filled,” Start said.
Crowe is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Hendel, and their children Portia and John-Patrick.
A celebration of life is expected to take place after Christmas.