Trailblazing writer, director, actor Kevin Smith has revealed via Twitter that he had a massive heart attack during one of his stand up shows in Glendale, CA. Smith was scheduled to do two Kevin Smith Live! performances last night, but after feeling ill after the first set, decided to cancel second set and get himself to the hospital. Smith is 47 years old.
"After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka "the Widow-Maker"). If I hadn't canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would've died tonight. But for now, I'm still above ground!"
Kevin Smith made his mark on Hollywood in the the early 90s writing, directing and acting in various films he created. He became a recognizable staple in pop culture as his character Silent Bob who appeared in most of his movies, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and a slew of others.
In all seriousness, we write about Kevin Smith crying a lot. It's one of our favorite topics, but it's all in good fun and we wish him nothing the best and a full recovery. Smith is very passionate about various aspects of beloved movie and TV franchises and he was a movie nerd long before it was cool to be one. We continue to need his voice and his passion in the film world today!