The film "Transporter 2" (2005) was dedicated to the memory of Michael Stone. He was born on April 4, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on July 29, 2005 at the age of 56 in Ventura County, California.
He was the director of photography for the film, and died in a car accident. He worked behind the cameras of 71 other films and TV series.
The first movie on which he worked was "Cinderella" (1977), he was the second assistant cameraman. Some other notable movies he did include:
The Warriors (1979)
The Cotton Club (1984)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Released on September 2, 2005, the movie had mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes it scored 52% based on reviews from 120 critics. Metacritic awarded it with a score of 56 mixed or average reviews based on 29 critics while it received 3 stars from film critic Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Jason Statham (who is the Transporter driver) didn't appear in the film's latest installment, "The Transporter Refueled". He was replaced by Ed Skrein formerly of Game of Thrones.