On Friday, at the age of 54, the acclaimed director of independent films such as “Humpday” and “My Sister’s Sister” died.
In addition to his cinematographic work, Shelton has also directed numerous television episodes, including acclaimed series like “Mad Men”, “GLOW” and “Little Fires Everywhere”.
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Shelton died unexpectedly, with news of her death revealed by comedian Marc Maron, her romantic and creative partner from last year.
He continued, “I liked him a lot as I know many of you did too. It’s devastating. I am 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.
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Reese Witherspoon, who worked with Shelton on her recent series “Little Fires Everywhere”, shared her condolences.
“I am so devastated to hear about the death of Lynn Shelton yesterday,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am completely shocked that this dynamic, talented and moving filmmaker is no longer with us. “
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I am so devastated to learn of the death of Lynn Shelton yesterday. I am completely shocked that this dynamic, talented and moving filmmaker is no longer with us. Lynn was so passionate about our show, Little Fires Everywhere. She said that the book really spoke to her and that she aspired to direct a program that spoke significantly about motherhood, sexuality, race and class in America. And she did. She cared deeply about the entire cast and the team, making sure that we all felt heard, seen and appreciated. Lynn also shared a large part of her life with us. Her love for her son, the way motherhood changed her life, her life-changing decisions that made her the woman she was. I feel so lucky that I was able to collaborate with Lynn on The Morning Show and Little Fires Everywhere. His spirit touched so many people in the world of cinema. His memory lives on in our living days together on set and in his wonderful films. Please watch his work and see his talent for yourself. #RestInPeaceLynn ????
Other stars who knew Shelton also paid tribute on social media.