Marc Maron speaks after the tragic and sudden death of his girlfriend Lynn Shelton, the acclaimed director of Humpday, My Sister’s Sister, as well as numerous episodes of famous television shows.
Maron, 56, appears in the Netflix Glow series, which Shelton has directed five times.
The Almost Famous Actor’s statement, published on IndieWire, sheds further light on the unexpected circumstances surrounding Lynn’s death at age 54 Friday, in addition to sharing his thoughts and feelings about the shocking loss.
“I am leveled, my heart broken”: Marc Maron speaks after the tragic and sudden death of his girlfriend Lynn Shelton, acclaimed director of Humpday and more; seen together in February
“I have terrible news. Lynn died last night. She collapsed yesterday morning after being sick for a week, “said Marc in a statement on Saturday.
“There was an underlying condition previously unknown. It was not COVID-19, “he said. “The doctors couldn’t save her. They tried. Difficult.
“I liked him a lot as I know many of you do too. It’s devastating, “said the actor. “I’m level, heart broken and in complete shock and I don’t really know how to move forward right now.
“I needed you all to know. I don’t know some of you. I do some. I’m just trying to let people know who were important to her, “he added.
The actor’s statement sheds more light on the unexpected circumstances surrounding the death of Lynn at 54 on Friday; seen here in his special Netflix comedy
Shocking: “I have terrible news. Lynn died last night. She collapsed yesterday morning after being sick for a week, “said Marc in a statement on Saturday.
“She was a beautiful, kind, loving and charismatic artist. Her mind was pure joy. It made me happy. I made her happy. We were happy. I made her laugh all the time. We laughed a lot. We started life together. I really can’t believe what’s going on, ”said Maron in conclusion. “It is a horrible and sad loss. “
As previously reported, Shelton died of a “previously unidentified blood disorder,” according to a statement from his officials provided to the Hollywood Reporter.
The director of Little Fires Everywhere helped popularize the genre umbl mumblecore ’with discreet but observant antics like 2009’s Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister two years later.
Tragic: Lynn Shelton died at 54 of a “previously unidentified blood disorder”. She was seen in February above
She has often worked with Mark Duplass, one of the funny and underrated Humpday stars, who tweeted his condolences on Saturday.
“We lost our dear friend Lynn Shelton. We have done so much together, ”wrote Duplass.
“I wish we had done more. His boundless creative energy and contagious spirit were second to none. She improved me. We banged our heads, we made up, we laughed, we pushed each other. Like a family. What a profound loss, “concluded the actor.
“What a profound loss”: she often worked with Mark Duplass, one of the stars of the funny and underrated Humpday, who tweeted his condolences on Saturday
“Her memory lives in our living days together on set”: Reese Witherspoon, with whom Lynn collaborated on Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show, wrote a moving tribute
“In total shock”: Witherspoon also shared tributes to his former collaborator on his Instagram stories
Love effusion: Reese shared even more memories of Lynn for the benefit of her fans
In addition to Lynn’s cinematographic work, she was an accomplished television director, having directed episodes of famous series such as the new Little Fires Everywhere, The Morning Show, Mad Men, Fresh Off the Boat, Santa Clarita Diet, The Good Place and Master of None.
Mindy Kaling, who Shelton directed in two episodes of The Mindy Project, wrote: “Lynn Shelton loved the actors and we loved her in return. She was a dream on set. His beautiful sunny energy was contagious. ”
A decorated filmmaker and director, Lynn has been recognized at festivals such as the Sundance, Cannes and Deauville film festivals, as well as at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Accomplished: In addition to Lynn’s film work, she was an accomplished television director, having directed episodes for famous series like The Morning Show, Mad Men, Glow, Fresh Off the Boat and more
Not forgotten: Mindy Kaling, who Shelton directed in two episodes of The Mindy Project, wrote: “Lynn Shelton loved the actors and we loved her in return. She was a dream on set ‘
She was highly respected in the film community, as Lynn’s contemporaries also took the time on Saturday to share their feelings about her untimely death.
Among them, Ava DuVernay, James Gunn, Edgar Wright and Jason Reitman, who tweeted: “I don’t know how to understand the sudden loss of my brilliant friend Lynn Shelton. His leadership was filled with joy. His films have danced through human experience. Cherish his films and mourn those we have never been able to see.
Shelton, born in Oberlin, Ohio, is survived by her son Milo Seal, whom she shared with her ex-husband, actor and MTV VJ Kevin Seal.
Abbi from Broad City shared, “I wanted to work with her so much. What talent ‘
Respect everywhere: Shelton was highly respected in the film community, because his contemporaries, fully-fledged directors, also took the time to share their feelings
These included: Ava DuVernay, James Gunn (seen here) Jason Reitman and more
Edgar Wright shared: “She was a friend, a good heart, so talented and just getting started”
“We lost a big one”: actor and director Mike Birbiglia also paid tribute to his former director
Mom: Shelton, born in Oberlin, Ohio, is survived by her son Milo Seal, with whom she posed for a Mother’s Day photo on Instagram last week