The director of intimated comic-dramas, Lynn Shelton, died in Los Angeles on Friday, May 15 at the age of 54.
Lynn, who is known for her distinctive understated style and improvisational approach to filmmaking, died of a previously unknown blood disorder. Her publicist Adam Kersh confirmed.
Her boyfriend Marc Maron also shared a statement with IndieWire on Saturday that stated,
"I have some awful news. Lynn passed away last night. She collapsed yesterday morning after having been ill for a week. There was a previously unknown, underlying condition. It was not COVID-19. The doctors could not save her. They tried. Hard."
The independent film director met comedian Marc Maron while directing his Netflix series GLOW. The pair had been dating for the past year.
Lynn Shelton was dating comedian Marc Maron prior to her death. (Photo: E!News)
She is survived by her former husband Kevin Seal, her son Milo Seal, parents Wendy and Alan Roedell, and David “Mac” Shelton and Frauke Rynd- as well as her siblings Tanya Rynd, David Shelton and Robert Rynd.
She got married to actor Kevin Seal in 2011 and got divorced in 2019. At the time of her death, she was in a romantic relationship with her partner Marc Maron.
The late director and filmmaker Lynn Shelton was born on 27 August 1965 in Oberlin, Ohio. She was brought up in Seattle, Washington.
Lynn Shelton, who was an aspiring actor and photographer in her 20s, began her filmmaking career in her mid-30s. She made her directorial debut with the indie film We Go Way Back in 2006 and in the span of 14 years, she went on to write and direct eight feature films. Her career took off in the year 2009 with American comedy-drama Humpday which received the 2010 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.
Lynn is known for her work in Sister’s Sister, Sword of Trust, My Effortless Brilliance, Little Fries Everywhere, The Morning Show, Touchy Feely, Laggies, Outside In, Master of None and many more.