Mike Block, father of filmmaker Doug Block and the subject of his personal film, 51 BIRCH STREET, died this morning at the age of 89. Doug made the announcement on his blog:
He'll be a big part of the next film, too, so I'm glad his legacy will live on far after his death. What I hope shines through this time is something that took me a long time to recognize and acknowlege -- how proud I've been to have him for a father."
Speaking to the Washington Post at the time of the film's release, Mike Block reflected on being caught in his son's lens:
Our condolences to Doug and his family.