Documentary producer Brian Gerber found dead on Angeles Crest

Gerber, 41, had left a suicide note. His crashed car was found this morning off Angeles Crest Highway. His family had been searching for him. A posting this afternoon on his Facebook page reads, "Our worst fears regarding Brian Gerber have been confirmed. Brian’s family thanks you for all the condolences, good thoughts, prayers and asks for your patience and understanding during this most difficult of times. Obviously they are overwhelmed with this situation and are asking for privacy. We will be in touch as soon as arrangements have been made for services."

Gerber produced Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental feature documentary "The 11th Hour," and several other films. He served on the board on the Board of the International Documentary Association, and had a company, Gerber Rigler.

The Wrap says that "Gerber’s family reported the 41-year old as missing on Monday after finding the suicide note, prompting the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division to open an investigation. The Wrap reported Wednesday morning that the police had found his car, a 2004 Toyota Prius, on the highway."


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