Director Lynn Shelton’s sudden loss of life on Friday on the age of 54 has rocked her buddies and artist buddies in Hollywood, a lot of whom have taken to social media to share their grief.
Shelton’s inventive collaborator and romantic associate issued a press release voicing his love for her and his disbelief that she is gone.
“I loved her very much as I know many of you did as well. It’s devastating. I am leveled, heartbroken and in complete shock and don’t really know how to move forward in this moment,” he wrote. “I needed you all to know. I don’t know some of you. Some I do. I’m just trying to let the people who were important to her know.”
Maron went on: “She was a beautiful, kind, loving, charismatic artist. Her spirit was pure joy. She made me happy. I made her happy. We were happy. I made her laugh all the time. We laughed a lot. We were starting a life together. I really can’t believe what is happening. This is a horrendous, sad loss.”
Here are only a handful of the numerous, many tributes pouring in:
I had the good pleasure of working with Lynn Shelton on Touchy Feely. She was an actors director extraordinaire. I cherished being in her presence. She was heat and gracious and supremely gifted. Rest In Peace my pal. ???? pic.twitter.com/iP9HM4lwKx
— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) May 16, 2020
Lynn Shelton was a pressure. So good, so sensible, and so courageous. And actually sort. Sending my coronary heart to her household and buddies. ????
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) May 16, 2020
Lynn Shelton, I’m without end grateful for the little time we spent collectively. You lit up the set of Dickinson the second you arrived. Thank you in your unbelievable vitality. You will probably be deeply missed.
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) May 16, 2020
I’m really shocked on the passing of Lynn Shelton. She was a pal, a sort coronary heart, so gifted & solely simply getting began, regardless of her stellar work thus far. My coronary heart goes out to her household and family members. She’s left us too quickly. I can not imagine I’ll by no means hear her giggle once more.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 16, 2020
Rest peacefully, Lynn Shelton. Damn. A singular expertise and a very nice particular person. This is terrible and so, so unhappy.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 16, 2020
The lack of Lynn Shelton is unimaginable. Please gentle a candle. Send a prayer or a loving thought for her journey and for all who cherished her. This is a devastating loss to the creativity group and the world at giant. What a robust expertise and loving presence she was.
— Krista Vernoff (@KristaVernoff) May 16, 2020
Lynn Shelton… I discover it onerous to compose the fitting phrases. Lynn was somebody I seemed as much as significantly. She was a radiant, heat and beneficiant in spirit. We have misplaced a fantastic director and delightful particular person.
— Lake Bell (@lakebell) May 16, 2020
Don’t know the right way to comprehend the sudden lack of my good pal Lynn Shelton. Her route was crammed with delight. Her movies tap-danced by way of the human expertise. Cherishing her films and mourning those we by no means acquired to see.
— Jason Reitman (@JasonReitman) May 16, 2020
Lynn Shelton cherished actors and we cherished her again. She was a dream on set. Her pretty, sunny vitality was infectious and actors all the time drifted to video village between takes to be round her. She had such a quiet energy and I’ll miss her. Rest In Peace, Lynn. Love you. pic.twitter.com/jGvbSV3fN1
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 16, 2020
Lynn Shelton was one of many great advisors I had the Sundance Labs. I’m so unhappy and in such shock to listen to the information of her passing. Her work and her mentorship was deeply affecting to me. Love to her family and friends. RIP, Lynn.
— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) May 16, 2020
Lynn Shelton modified my life when she handed me the Directing Award at Sundance in 2012. She introduced my identify with pleasure….
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