Death – Big Little Lies & Dallas Buyers Club Director Jean-Marc Vallée Passes Away at 58

Death – Obituary

Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée has unexpectedly passed away at the age of just 58.

Vallée’s representative revealed that the director died suddenly while in his cabin over the holidays. He passed away outside Quebec City, Canada, this weekend. Other details surrounding Vallée’s death remain sparse.

Vallée made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with Black List and found global critical acclaim in 2013 after directing Dallas Buyers Club. The biographical drama starring Matthew McConaughey was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. It wound up winning three Academy Awards: Best Actor for McConaughey, Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews.

Most recently, Vallée has found success on television. He directed the first season of HBO’s Big Little Lies and served as executive director, and then directed the television miniseries Sharp Objects. His final two features were 2014’s Wild starring Reese Witherspoon and Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

ComingSoon sends condolences to Vallée’s family and friends.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.