'Basketball Diaries' director Scott Kalvert found dead at 49
Scott Kalvert, the director best known for his work with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg on 1995’s Basketball Diaries, was found dead Wednesday at his Woodland Hills, California, home. He was 49 years old.
His death is being investigated as a suicide by the L.A. Coroner’s Office, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Before Basketball Diaries, Kalvert was best known for his music videos, directing Salt-N-Pepa’s “Shoop,” Taylor Dayne’s “Tell It to My Heart,” and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations,” as well as teaming up with Wahlberg on a 1993 workout video. The last project Kalvert directed was 2002’s Deuces Wild, a crime thriller starring Stephen Dorff and the late Brad Renfro.
Donnie Wahlberg tweeted his condolences to Kalvert, who helped launch his and his brother’s careers: