By Jennifer Maas
February 06, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

Rebel Without a Cause screenwriter Stewart Stern died on Feb. 2 at age 92.

Writers Guild of America, West made the announcement on Friday. Stern died at Seattle’s Swedish Hospital after a battle with cancer.

In a statement to WGAW, the family of the two-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Emmy-winning television writer said he was “surrounded by the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters he had mentored and inspired, as well as friends and family who came from all parts of the country for a two-week vigil before his death.”.

Among his credits was the iconic 1955 teen drama, Rebel Without a Cause, starring a young James Dean and Natalie Wood. Stern earned Oscar nominations for Teresa (1952) and Rachel, Rachel (1969), and an Emmy win for Sybil (1976), starring Sally Field.