Mickey Cottrell has died aged 79 (Picture: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
Hollywood publicist, actor and producer Mickey Cottrell has died aged 79.
His death was confirmed by his sister Suzie Cottrell-Smith, who revealed he had suffered from Parkinson’s disease.
Paying tribute, she said: ‘He was the most fun brother ever.
‘So many good memories of when I was a kid — we’d sing together, dance, just all kinds of fun things that went on all the time when he was around.’
Cottrell-Smith continued to Deadline: ‘He was just so fun, full of life, entertaining. Every woman in the neighborhood adored him.’
‘He knew every movie ever made and every little bit actor that was in movies. It was amazing. I could just ask him the question and he always knew the answer when it came to a movie,’ she added.
Cottrell’s acting credits include roles in My Own Private Idaho as Daddy Carroll, Paper Hearts, and Ed Wood.
‘He was just so fun, full of life, entertaining,’ Cottrell’s sister said (Picture: David Livingston/WireImage)
He also starred in small roles in two Star Trek films, The Next Generation and Voyager.
He also served as producer on a number of indie films, and worked as a publicist and PR specialist on works including 1989’s Dead Calm with Nicole Kidman, and on 2011’s Weekend with Tom Cullen.
Cottrell founded Cottrell and Lindeman Associates in 1989, before establishing Inclusive PR after company Mickey Cottrell Film Publicity in 2002.
‘In my thirty years in the film and public relations industries, I have had the great joy of representing many important film artists,’ he wrote on LinkedIn.
‘The films and filmmakers I have represented have been honored with eight Sundance Jury Prizes, three Academy Awards, and numerous other nominations and awards.
‘Some of my successes have given new life to films that might not otherwise have had the chance, ranging in scale from big budget to minute.’
Cottrell survived a stroke in 2016, and is survived by his two sisters.
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