The Wicker Man director Robin Hardy has died

Hardy hoped to make a third Wicker Man film before he died

Robin Hardy, director of the 1973 cult horror film The Wicker Man has died, aged 86.

A friend confirmed that Hardy, who also made a 2011’s follow-up ‘The Wicker Tree’, passed away on Friday.

Last year, Hardy revealed that he’d like to make a third Wicker Man film, in tribute to actor and star of the film, Sir Christopher Lee, who died last year.

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The Wicker Man also starred Britt Ekland and Edward Woodward and told the tale of a Christian police officer who was sent to search for a missing girl on the mythical island of Summerisle.

Edgar Wright has been among the stars paying tribute to the late director who was a great inspiration to him.