Russell Wolfe, who was known for his work as the producer of world celebrated film, “God’s Not Dead,” died on Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wolfe was 50-years-old and was suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Read on for more details.
According to Variety, Wolfe was first diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2013. ALS which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or Charcot disease is a disorder that involves the death of neurons in the body.
Wolfe started his career as a co-writer for 2006 American comedy drama film, “Hidden Secrets” has produced many notable films like, “What If…,” “Brother White,” and “The Book of Daniel.” Among all his produced movies, “God’s Not Dead” is his critically- acclaimed work.
Directed by Harold Cronk, “God’s Not Dead” was released in 2014. It follows an evangelical Christian student whose faith is challenged by his philosophical teacher who declares that God is nothing but a pre-scientific fiction. “God’s Not Dead” opened at 780 theaters and earned $62 million worldwide. Wolfe founded “The Pure Fix” and under the production house, he co-produced and co-starred in “God’s Not Dead.”
A. R. White, the co-founder of The Pure Fix and the co-producer of “God’s Not Dead” said in a statement that Wolfe always tried very hard to give a positive impact of Christ in this current generation and this was sited in his films, and his relationships.
“Working beside Russell has been an honor and he will be profoundly missed,” White added.
“The Pure Fix” was founded in 2005 and up until now, it has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed into around 100 properties that helped in teaching this generation about Christ and helping people to take the right decisions.
The sequel of “God’s Not Dead” is yet to release in the spring of 2016 and in spite of degrading health, Wolfe has contributed in the film as a producer.
Russell Wolfe is survived by his wife, Alysoun and their two children.
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