Hugh Jackman pays tribute to late studio executive

Actor Hugh Jackman poses with his award at the Museum of Moving Images salute to Hugh Jackman at Cipriani Wall Street on December 11, 2012 in New York City. (Larry Busacca, Getty Images)
Actor Hugh Jackman poses with his award at the Museum of Moving Images salute to Hugh Jackman at Cipriani Wall Street on December 11, 2012 in New York City. (Larry Busacca, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/29 5:06 pm

Actor Hugh Jackman has paid tribute to Hollywood mogul Greg Coote, who died on Friday.

The Australian producer was the former chairman of studios Dune Entertainment and Village Roadshow and helped co-finance more than 60 movies including James Cameron's fantasy epic Avatar and sci-fi franchise The Matrix.

He passed away in Los Angeles on Friday aged 72 after a battle with cancer.

Jackman expressed his sadness in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "We have lost a pillar of our industry, and a huge supporter of Aussie film. RIP Greg Cotte (sic). You will be sorely missed."

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