Russell Wolfe, Producer of ‘God’s Not Dead,’ Dies at 50

Russell Wolfe, prolific producer of faith-based films such as recent hit “God’s Not Dead” through his Pure Flix studio, died May 27 in Scottsdale, Arizona of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

Russell produced and co-starred in 2014’s “God Not Dead,” which grossed $60 million dollars. He was diagnosed with ALS during the film’s release.

He continued to work during his illness, producing the sequel “God’s Not Dead 2,” planned for a spring 2016 release.

Wolfe was a co-founder of production company Pure Flix, which has produced and distributed nearly 100 faith and family properties. Among the other films he produced and acted in were “What If…,” “In the Blink of an Eye” and “Me Again.”

He is survived by his wife, Alysoun, and their two children.

 

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