Kim Manners c. 1950 to Jan. 25, 2009 Kim Manners, a producer and director of The CW's "Supernatural" and "The X-Files," died Sunday, Jan. 25 in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer. "Everyone at 'Supernatural' is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated," says "Supernatural creator-executive producer Eric Kripke in a statement. "Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to 'Supernatural,' and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him." Read the Full Story ... Photo courtesy of The CW. Kim Manners directs 'Supernatural' stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.