Family statement on cause of death, tribute – The Hollywood Reporter

Jean-Marc Vallée’s family released a statement regarding the Big little lies and Dallas Buyers Club death of the director on December 25 in Quebec.

In it, they note that the coroner’s preliminary report, received by the family, does not establish an exact cause but indicates that his “death was not caused by the intervention of another party, a voluntary act or a known disease ”. Other analyzes are in progress.

The Vallée representative first said Hollywood journalist that he died suddenly over Christmas weekend of a suspected heart attack in his cabin near Quebec City, Canada.

“Our father was a generous man, deeply human and who lived life to the fullest”, the Savage the two sons of the director, Alex and Emile, state in the press release. “He wanted to live long and worked on big projects! He has been an inspiration to many and leaves wonderful memories for those who had the privilege of working with him, loving him and appreciating his craft.

The family’s statement echoes those released by his rep and production partner shortly after his death.

His production partner Nathan Ross said: “Jean-Marc was all about creativity, authenticity and trying things differently. He was a true artist and a generous, loving guy. Everyone who worked with him couldn’t help but see the talent and vision he possessed. He was a friend, a creative partner and an older brother to me. The Maestro will be sorely missed, but it’s heartwarming to know that his magnificent style and hard-hitting work that he shared with the world will live on. “

Valley and Ross’s production company Crazyrose signed a television deal with HBO and HBO Max in April, with at least two projects in the works for Warner Media at the time of his death.

The Vallée family thanks those who expressed their support, compassion and sadness following the death of the Sharp objects director, who was born in Montreal, and asked people to “kindly respect their need to mourn their loss in private”.

More information on a ceremony to celebrate Vallée’s life will be provided later, the family said.

of the valley Dallas Buyers Club, released in 2013, won six Oscar nominations and resulted in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards for stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, respectively. 2014 Savage led to Oscar nominations for stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.

The star Big little lies, which Vallée directed and produced for HBO, earned him two Emmy Awards.

Her other film credits include starring Emily Blunt in 2009 Young Victoria and 2015 Demolition, with Jake Gyllenhaal.