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A number of readers e-mailed us yesterday to note Saw producer Gregg Hoffman's sudden death Sunday, and today the LAT (who profiled Hoffman and his partners a few weeks ago) has an obituary carrying the sad news:

Gregg Hoffman, producer of the recent hit film "Saw II," died early Sunday at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been admitted overnight after complaining of neck pain, his business partners said. He was 42.

Hoffman died of natural causes, according to a news release issued Monday from Lions Gate Entertainment, which distributed Hoffman's recent films. An autopsy is pending. [...]

"He never put himself in front of anybody," said Oren Koules, one of Hoffman's partners at Twisted Pictures. "He never did anything for the ego — everything he did was for the betterment of the movie."

Added partner Mark Burg: "He was one of this town's good guys."