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. pic.twitter.com/E8s4dozfDO
Lynn Shelton loved actors and we loved her back. She was a dream on set. Her lovely, sunny energy was infectious and actors always drifted to video village between takes to be around her. She had such a quiet power and I will miss her. Rest In Peace, Lynn. Love you. pic.twitter.com/jGvbSV3fN1
Shelton’s partner Marc Maron, who starred in her 2019 movie Sword of Trust, said in a statement that her death was not connected to Covid-19.
“I loved her very much as I know many of you did as well. It’s devastating,” he said.
“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.
“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 started directing relatively late at the age of 39, and made her directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 with We Go Way Back.
It was her second feature film, Humpday, starring Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard, that made her name. She later worked again with Duplass on the movie Your Sister’s Sister, also starring Emily Blunt and Rosemarie Dewitt, and also on Outside In.
Duplass praised her “energy” and “infectious spirit”.
We lost our dear friend Lynn Shelton. We made so many things together. I wish we had made more. Her boundless creative energy and infectious spirit were unrivaled. She made me better. We butted heads, made up, laughed, pushed each other. Like family. What a deep loss. pic.twitter.com/LcowmbGqum
I am truly shocked at the passing of Lynn Shelton. She was a friend, a kind heart, so talented & only just getting started, despite her stellar work so far. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. She’s left us too soon. I can’t believe I’ll never hear her laugh again.