Oscar-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky passes away at 79


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Veteran filmmaker John Zaritsky, well known for winning an Oscar in 1983 for best documentary feature for 'Just Another Missing Kid', has passed away. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Zaritsky passed away on March 30 due to heart failure at the Vancouver General hospital, Canada. He was 79. During a career that spanned 40 years, Zaritsky also directed a trilogy of documentaries on thalidomide.