Michael Goldberg, who co-wrote 1993 hit Cool Runnings, died in California on Thursday, Oct. 2. He was 55.

Michael Goldberg Dies

Goldberg had been battling brain and sinus cancer for 14 years. He passed away in Studio City, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition to Cool Runnings, Goldberg penned screenplays for children’s football flick Little Giants, Cuba Gooding Jr. vehicle Snow Dogs, Bushwacked, Should’ve Been Romeo and The Lovemaster, which he also directed. He also had writing credits for TV series Brutally Normal.

Goldberg took his acting and directing talents to a number of off-Broadway productions and regional plays.

The Hollywood veteran had received an MFA from the University of Michigan and went on to receive a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Goldberg is survived by his daughter, Kayla; parents Dorothy and George Lean; and siblings Mark, Randi, Francine, Jodi, and Gary.

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