Lynn Shelton death: Marc Maron ‘in complete shock’ after director and girlfriend suddenly dies

‘Your Sister’s Sister’ director collapsed after a week-long illness

Lynn Shelton talks about female directors in 2019

Marc Maron has issued an emotional statement following the sudden death of his girlfriend, the director Lynn Shelton.

Shelton – who directed Your Sister’s Sister and episodes of Glow, Mad Men, Master of None and Little Fires Everywhere – died on Friday (16 May) after collapsing at the end of a week-long illness.

According to reports, the 54-year-old died from complications related to an “unidentified blood disorder”.

“There was a previously unknown, underlying condition,” said comedian and podcaster Maron. “It was not Covid-19. The doctors could not save her. They tried. Hard.

“I loved her very much as I know many of you did as well. It’s devastating. I am levelled, heartbroken and in complete shock and don’t really know how to move forward in this moment.

"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.

“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.”

Many celebrities paid tribute to Shelton on Twitter, with Mindy Kaling remembering her “sunny energy”.

Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Liz Tigelaar and the rest of the Little Fires Everywhere cast and crew shared in a statement their "hearts are broken today for the loss of our beloved director, friend, mentor and collaborator”.

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