The writer of the movie Cool Runnings, an American by the name of Michael Goldberg died from cancer in California last Thursday.

His other films include Should’ve Been Romeo, Little Giants, Bushwhacked and Snow Dogs but he was best known for Cool Runnings, a comedy based on the exploits of Jamaica’s bobsled team to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. was 55.

The movie raked in over US$15 million at the box office making it’s cast instant celebrities.

Last year marked the film’s 20th anniversary.
The movie’s soundtrack featured songs by several Jamaican artistes including Jimmy Cliff, who covered Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now and Diana King who reworked Bob Marley’s Stir It Up.