It’s with a heavy heart that I report “Little Fires Everywhere” director Lynn Shelton passed away on Friday (May 15) in Los Angeles.
According to her representative, Adam Kersh, she was died from a previously undiagnosed blood condition.
Lynn had been feeling ill for a week, before she collapsed on Friday, according to her partner, Mark Maron. He also made it very clear that it was not COVID-19.
“Little Fires Everywhere” stars Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon took to social media to pay tribute to Lynn Shelton.
Lynn Shelton. You walked into my life and immediately changed me for the better.
What an inspiration!!!! Your vision. Your enthusiasm for life. Your fiercely independent spirit. Your humor and love and dedication. As an artist. A mother. A director. A co-conspirator. A light. Thank you for your shining example. And your shimmering grace.
I am heartbroken. And sending love to all who know and love you. This is a tremendous loss.
I’m so devastated to hear about Lynn Shelton’s passing yesterday. I’m in complete shock that this vibrant, talented, and soulful filmmaker is no longer with us.
Lynn was so passionate about our show, Little Fires Everywhere. She said the book truly spoke to her, and that she longed to direct a show that spoke meaningfully about motherhood, sexuality, race, and class in America. And she did.
She cared deeply about the WHOLE cast and crew, making sure we all felt heard, seen and appreciated. Lynn also shared so much of her life with us. Her love of her son, how motherhood changed her life, her life changing decisions that made her the woman she was.
I feel so fortunate that I got to collaborate with Lynn on both The Morning Show and Little Fires Everywhere. Her spirit touched so many people in the filmmaking world.
Her memory lives on in our vivid days together on set and in her wonderful films. Please watch her work and see her talent for yourself. #RestInPeaceLynn 🙏🏻💫💜
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My sincerest condolences and prayers to Lynn’s family, friends, colleagues and all who were impacted by her incredible work.
Rest in paradise.