Lynn Shelton, American filmmaker renowned for directing and producing ‘Humpday’, a comedy-drama film, has passed away at 54.

Adam Kersh, Shelton’s publicist, who broke the sad news in a statement, said the filmmaker breathed her last on Friday.

According to the statement, Shelton died in Los Angeles after suffering complications from “an unidentified blood disorder.”

Marc Maron, the deceased’s boyfriend, in an emotional statement, however, dismissed reports that Shelton died of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.

“There was a previously unknown, underlying condition. It was not COVID-19. The doctors could not save her. They tried. Hard,” Maron said in the statement released to Indiewire.

Born on August 27, 1965, the veteran movie director rode to prominence on the groundswell of several hit projects including ‘Your Sister’s Sister’ and ‘Little Fires Everywhere,’ two American TV series.

Several people have taken to social media to mourn her demise. Joining the fray, Mark Duplass, who collaborated with the deceased for ‘Humpday’, described her death as a “deep loss.”

“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,” he wrote on Twitter.

Her death further stretches the list of several celebrities who have died from various forms of diseases including COVID-19 since the dawn of 2020.



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