Irvin Kershner, Star Wars Sequel Film Director, Dies At 87

01/29/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES — The agent for Irvin Kirshner says the director of the "Star Wars" sequel "The Empire Strikes Back" has died at age 87.

Agent Derek Maki says in an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday that Kershner died during the weekend, but no further details are available.

Kershner also directed the 1983 James Bond film "Never Say Never Again."