J. Michael Riva
John Michael Riva (June 28, 1948 – June 7, 2012) or J. Michael Riva was an American production designer who worked on Halloween II, Bad Boys 2, Spider-Man 3, Iron Man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Django Unchained. His grandmother was actress Marlene Dietrich.
Riva was born on June 28, 1948 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He studied at Institute Le Rosey and at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was married to Wendy Riva until his death in 2012. They had four children. Riva died of a stroke in New Orleans, Louisiana while filming Django Unchained, aged 63.
- Reynolds, Simon (2012-06-08). "'Django Unchained' production designer J Michael Riva dies, aged 63". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a386029/django-unchained-production-designer-j-michael-riva-dies-aged-63.html. Retrieved 2012-06-08.