Harrison Ford’s ex-wife Melissa Mathison, who penned the script for 1982’s blockbuster E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, dies aged 65
The respected screenwriter was married to the Hollywood star from 1983 to 2004
Their divorce was one of the most costly celebrity splits ever
Steven Spielberg paid tribute to Mathison, saying her heart 'burned as bright as the heart she gave E.T.'
She’s responsible for the immortal line: ‘E.T. phone home’
Accomplished: Mathison was nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg’s classic film. The director paid tribute Wednesday saying she had a heart ‘that burned as bright as the heart she gave E.T.’ The pair are pictured at the 20th anniversary screening of the movie in 2002