Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Other Celebrities Pay Tribute to Late Director Lynn Shelton

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

Lynn Shelton - "Sword Of Trust" Marc Maron & Lynn Shelton In Conversation With Sam Lipsyte
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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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