Shelton's creative and romantic partner Marc Maron shared the news of her passing on Saturday. 

By Isabel Jones
Updated May 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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Director, writer, producer, and actress Lynn Shelton passed away unexpectedly on Friday at the age of 54. Her partner, comic Marc Maron, explained in a statement that Shelton suffered from a “previously unknown, underlying condition” that was unrelated to COVID-19.

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

Shelton, whose recent credits included Little Fires Everywhere, Maron’s latest comedy special Marc Maron: End Times Fun, and Sword of Trust, was beloved across the industry. News of her passing was mourned by many, with myriad tributes posted on social media.

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