Screenwriter John Lafia, who co-authored horror film Child’s Play as well as co-authored and directed Easy 2, committed suicide. He died on April 29. He was 63. Based on the La County Coroner’s Office, the reason for dying was suicide, reports variety.com.

John Lafia

Lafia collaborated with director Tom Holland and Don Mancini around the horror movie screenplay, and it was credited with coining the name Chucky. Also, he gave the famous line, “Hi, I am Chucky, wanna play?”

“We are devastated to listen to from the passing in our friend John Lafia. He was an essential part from the Chucky family in the beginning,” Easy creator and screenwriter Don Mancini stated.

“He co-authored the initial Easy script together with director Tom Holland and myself, and John directed Easy 2, — the consensus favourite film among Chucky fans. John was a remarkably generous artist. He allow me to tag together with him to each meeting, and shadow him on set he trained me much more about filmmaking during producing that movie than several semesters in film school. John seemed to be probably the most naturally curious and also creative people I ever met, somebody that was always taking photos, and jotting lower ideas,” Mancini added.

Born in 1957, Lafia’s initial credit was 1988’s Nowhere Iguana, that they authored and directed additionally to producing its soundtrack. In 1993, he authored and directed the sci-fi film Your Four-legged Friend. His other directing credits range from the Tv show Freddy’s Nightmares, The Rats and also the live action gaming Corpse Killer. His last project was the television movie Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone in the year 2006, starring Scott Foley and Richard Burgi. He’s survived by his children, Tess and Kane, and the former wife Beverly.