In the early hours of Saturday morning, the director, who lived in England, died from a heart attack that took place at his home.

Mike Hodges, a great British director famous for films such as Flash Gordon and Croupier, passed away at the age of 90 on Thursday.

Producer Mike Kaplan, who collaborated with him on the film I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, confirmed to NBC News that he had passed away.

It was reported by Kaplan on Saturday that Hodges passed away at his home in Dorset, England, after succumbing to heart failure on Saturday afternoon.

Hodges' representative has not yet responded to requests for comment, but it is unclear if he will do so in a reasonable time frame.

Furthermore, he also served for two years in the military's compulsory national service on top of his time aboard a minesweeper with the royal navy.

As he explained in a May letter published by The Guardian: "For two years, I saw poverty and deprivation I had never seen before."