Kevin Smith Suffers Massive Heart Attack, Photographed In Hospital


Legendary Generation X filmmaker Kevin Smith, best known for his 90’s films like Clerks and Mallrats, suffered a massive heart attack last night.

Smith tweeted, “After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground!”

Smith was filming a new standup special, Kevin Smith Live!, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale Sunday night. The first show began at 6 p.m., and the second was scheduled for 9 p.m.

Smith’s Clerks soundtrack featured many great 90’s alternative rock bands like Alice In Chains, Soul Asylum, Seaweed, Bad Religion, The Jesus Lizard, and Bash & Pop. Smith is also famous for being one half of Jay and Silent Bob, the duo that appears in many of his movies. A new Jay and Silent Bob film is in development, which will be the duo’s first on screen appearance since 2006’s Clerks 2.

  • Olga Stewart

    I am very sorry to hear about this.

    But I am very glad that he was both able to get to the hospital and to get some treatment.

    And I do hope that he will be all right.

  • Jelmer Mäkel

    Glad he didn’t die , get well soon brother !

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