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Scott Kalvert dies at 49; director of music videos and film 'The Basketball Diaries'

Scott Kalvert dies at 49; director of music videos and film 'The Basketball Diaries'

Scott Kalvert, a director who made music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Cyndi Lauper and directed a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday at his Woodland Hills Home. He was 49.

His death is being investigated as a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. No other details were given.

Kalvert began directing music videos in the late 1980s, scoring a massive hit with his first major assignment, "Parents Just Don't Understand," based on the Grammy-winning song by hip-hop artists DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Will Smith.

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