Canadian film and television producer Kevin Tierney died on Saturday in Montreal after a battle with cancer. He was 67.
Actor Jacob Tierney, Kevin’s son, announced the news on Instagram saying, “My dad, the amazing Kevin Tierney, left us this morning at 4:15. My sister, mom and I were all there.”
Tierney was best known for the 2006 buddy movie Bon Cop, Bad Cop starring Patrick Huard and Colm Feore. The bilingual film went on to win numerous awards and became the highest grossing Canadian movie of all time domestically.
In addition to Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Tierney also wrote and directed the bilingual comedy French Immersion in 2011. He collaborated with his son Jacob on Twist starring Nick Stahl and The Trotsky starring Jay Baruchel. His other film credits include Serveuses demandées and Love and Savagery.
On the TV side, he produced Lionel Chetwynd’s Varian’s War starring William Hurt as well as The Life of P.T. Barnum, the mafia miniseries Bonanno: a Godfather’s Story and the TV movie Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story which followed a pioneering doctor who fought to legalize abortion in Canada.
Born in Montreal on Aug. 27, 1950, Tierney attended Montreal’s McGill University and Concordia University. He worked as a film publicist and more recently as a columnist at the Montreal Gazette.