Van Peebles, the dad of entertainer and chief Mario Van Peebles, passed on at his home on Tuesday night, as per an assertion shared via online media.
"Father realized that Black pictures matter. On the off chance that words generally can't do a picture justice, what was a film worth? We need to be the achievement we see, accordingly, we need to see ourselves being free," Mario Van Peebles said of his dad's work in his assertion.
"Genuine freedom didn't mean mimicking the colonizer's mindset. It implied liking the force, excellence, and interconnectivity, everything being equal."
Melvin Van Peebles' various film credits incorporate "Watermelon Man" and "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song."
He was likewise a refined creator, dramatist, and promoter for autonomous movie producers.
His child, The Criterion Collection, and Janus Films praised his commitments to artistic expressions in an assertion.
"In an unmatched vocation recognized by persistent development, vast interest, and profound compassion, Melvin Van Peebles leaving a permanent imprint on the global social scene through his movies, books, plays, and music," the assertion read.
"His work keeps on being fundamental and is being commended at the New York Film Festival this end of the week with a 50th-commemoration screening of his milestone film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.
A Criterion Collection box set, 'Melvin Van Peebles: Essential Films,' one week from now; and a recovery of his play 'Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death,' scheduled for a re-visitation of Broadway one year from now."
Van Peebles was recalled in accolades Wednesday.
"Twilight" chief Barry Jenkins shared a memory of the last time the two movie producers were together.
"He took advantage of each second, of EVERY single damn casing, and, while the last time I invested any energy with him was MANY years prior, it was a night wherein he moved his go head to head," Jenkins wrote in a tweet. "The man just totally LIVED."