James Rocchi Death: Teacher and Film Critic, James Rocchi is dead, Cause of Death

James Rocchi Death – Cause of Death: James Rocchi passed away on Sunday, November 28 due to a massive heart attack. He was a great critic who became a devoted teacher. He was 53 years old.

“I just spoke with James’ wife, he checked himself into the hopsital (sic) with chest pains last night,” fellow critic, Scott Weinberg announced Rocchi’s death via Twitter. “He had a heart attack at 4am and nothing could be done. 53 years old. I am heartbroken, and angry, and devastated. one of the best people I’ve ever known.”

He was a Freelancer for: TheWrap, L.A. Times, IndieWire, The Guardian (UK), BBC, MSN, Aol, Netflix, Mother Jones, The Toronto Star, and more. He became a Reporter and On-Camera Interviewer for MSN in April 2008.

He was the Music Director at CHRW Radio in the early 90s.


“He brightened up whatever line, screening room or theatre, or party he towered over,” Moisés Chiullán shared. “His smile, the timbre and resonance of his laugh, the sheer wingspan he could wrap a seeming half dozen people in…an elegant, gracious guest, host, and bon vivant.”

“Heartbroken at the loss of an old friend. James Rocchi was a mensch, a wit, a gourmet, a racounteur, a gentleman, and a treasured friend,” Shawn Levy shared. I just learned that he’s gone, far too young, at 53. But I don’t have to believe that if I don’t want to.”

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