Deadline is reporting that Zalman King, director of high-toned erotic features like Two Moon Junction, Wild Orchid and Red Shoe Diaries and producer/co-writer of Adrian Lyne‘s 9 1/2 Weeks, died today at age 69 from cancer. King and wife Patricia Louisianna Knop co-wrote 9 1/2 Weeks (’86), which co-starred Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger, and Wild Orchid (’89), starring Rourke and Jacqueline Bisset plus several episodes of Red Shoe Diaries, the Showtime series.