Filmmaker Wes Craven — who was behind beloved horror films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream trilogy — has passed away. He was 76.

His death was confirmed on his verified Twitter account.

His family also added that he succumbed to brain cancer surrounded by family and friends in his LA home.

Their statement read, “It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away. Our hearts are broken.”

Our thoughts go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.