Director Lynn Shelton, who directed Your Sister’s Sister, and Little Fires Everywhere, tragically passed away at the age of 54 in Los Angeles.
Shelton recently had a complication in her health, and she was ill for a week before her death on Friday. Fans suspected that she had been infected with coronavirus, but her comedian husband and actor Marc Maron confirmed that it wasn’t COVID-19.
The representative of the director, Adam Kersh, reported that the director died because of the undiagnosed blood disorder, which she received previously. He also mentioned that all the doctors tried very hard to save her, but they couldn’t. The previous underlying condition was unknown but dangerous.
The Humpday director has reportedly directed and also wrote eight feature films during her active period in the industry that spanned about 14 years. Her famous feature films include Outside, and Your Sister’s Sister.
She has also worked on various television projects. Her notable work was directing three episodes of Golden Globe Award-winning TV series Mad Men. Her recent directorial work is credited for Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere. She has directed several episodes of the show, which stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, on the lead role. She even served as the executive producer for the drama series.
Reese Witherspoon, after hearing the sad death news, tweeted that the director was passionate and hardworking. She was devastated to discover that the vibrant filmmaker wasn’t with us. Fellow filmmaker and actor, Mark Duplass, also paid tribute in the untimely demise of Lynn Shelton and said that Lynn made him a better person.
The Ohio-born director was survived by her son, Milo Seal, and husband, Marc Maron. The director grew up in Seattle but later moved to New York City. She has reportedly worked on a fishing trawler in the Bering Sea to support her dream of film making which she started from the mid-30s.