Today, comedian Marc Maron shared a statement on the death of acclaimed independent filmmaker Lynn Shelton, with whom he had been in contact for at least the last year when they did Trusted sword together. Shelton died on Friday of a previously unidentified blood disorder, and at the time of her death, she had collaborated with Maron – whom she also directed GLOW and in a Netflix special – on what was going to be his next feature film.
Maron explains in his statement (which, as you can expect, is heartbreaking) that Shelton was “sick for a week” from an unknown disease and collapsed Friday morning, saying that “the doctors could not save her “But” they tried. Difficult. “
“I liked it a lot as I know many of you did too,” he says. “It is devastating. I am level, heart broken and in complete shock and I don’t really know how to move forward right now. He said he needed everyone to know Shelton and who she was, whether they knew him or not, adding that she “was a beautiful, kind, loving and charismatic artist” whose “spirit was a pure joy ”.
“It made me happy. I made her happy. We were happy, ”he says. “I made her laugh all the time. We laugh a lot. We started life together. I really can’t believe what’s going on. It’s a horrible sad loss. “
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