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Domino Harvey Dies at 35

New Line Cinema Says the Movie Inspired by Her Life Will Not be Affected


Updated June 30, 2005 - The woman who inspired the upcoming movie, "Domino," has died. Domino Harvey, the daughter of British actor Laurence Harvey and a former Ford-model who gave up her Beverly Hills rich girl lifestyle to become a bounty hunter, was found dead in her West Hollywood home on June 27, 2005. She was 35.

Conflicting reports have Harvey discovered lying dead in her bathtub or on her bed. Officials won't confirm the exact circumstances of her death until the investigation's complete.

Harvey's life provided the inspiration for the action thriller "Domino" directed by Tony Scott and starring Keira Knightley as Domino. Richard Kelly ("Donnie Darko") wrote the script. "Domino" will be released by New Line Cinema on August 19, 2005.

In a statement issued by New Line Cinema, director Scott said, "Domino never failed to surprise or inspire me over the last 12 years. She was a free spirit like no other I have ever known."

Producer Samuel Hadida commented, "We were enormously saddened to hear of Domino’s untimely passing. She and I had been conferring about her music to be used in the film only weeks ago. I know I speak for all of us on the movie’s cast and crew when I say how much we enjoyed her presence on set when she visited. And although our film is not intended as a biographical piece, hers was the dynamic personality and indomitable spirit that spawned an exciting adventure, not just on screen, but in real life."

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