Published May 17, 2020Indie filmmaker Lynn Shelton passed away on Friday (May 15) in Los Angeles following a battle with a blood disorder. She was 54 years old.
Born in Oberlin, OH, and raised in Seattle, she began her career in editing back in the early 2000s after pursuing an education in photography and media at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Shelton was best known for directing and acting in her breakout film Humpday, as well as Your Sister's Sister, which premiered at TIFF in 2011 and starred Mark Duplass and Emily Blunt. Shelton directed nine films since her 2006 debut feature, We Go Way Back.
In addition to her film work, Shelton had a significant career in TV direction, contributing to series such as New Girl, Love, GLOW, Little Fires Everywhere, Fresh Off the Boat and many more.
Prior to her death, she was romantically involved with comedian/actor Marc Maron.
"I am levelled, heartbroken and in complete shock and don't really know how to move forward in this moment," Maron said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
Until 2019, she was married to Kevin Seal, with whom she shared a son, Milo. Shelton is survived by her parents Wendy and Alan Roedell and David "Mac" Shelton and Frauke Rynd, brothers David Shelton and Robert Rynd, and sister Tanya Rynd.