Filmmaker Lynn Shelton, known for writing and producing "Your Sister's Sister," sadly passed away on May 15, 2020. She left behind her son Milo and her boyfriend Marc Maron, who shared the tragic news.
Lynn's career in the industry began as a film editor. Eventually, she started making short films that were praised and made clear that she had a naturalistic and understated approach to comedy and drama.
They kept their romance on the down-low for months.
LYNN SHELTON'S CAREER
Her directorial debut came in 2006 with her film "We Go Way Back." Although it won awards at Slamdance, it didn't get as many viewers as one would expect. Fortunately, when Lynn became famous, the movie gained notoriety.
The late filmmaker kept improving her skills and polishing her style, and in 2009, she released the film that put her on the map: "Humpday." It was its exciting premise – two straight men who make an amateur adult film – that attracted all the attention.
Fortunately for Lynn, the film received the Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Independence at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Apart from that, she got an award for Best Director at the 2009 Gijón International Film Festival.
From that point on, her career kept improving. She directed films like "Your Sister's Sister," "Laggies," and "Sword of Trust," and a few episodes of top-rated TV series, including "New Girl," "Fresh Off the Boat," "GLOW," and "Little Fires Everywhere."
LYNN'S PARTNERS AND FAMILY
As per her love life, Lynn was married only once. She wed actor and TV presenter Kevin Seal in 2001 and parted ways in 2019. Together, they had one son named Milo Seal.
In an interview, the late director and producer confessed that Kevin used to be a stay-at-home parent because they realized that "the most important job" that he should do was taking care of Milo, who is deaf.
When Lynn and Kevin parted ways, she started dating stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster Marc Maron. Kevin's career became noticeable in the 90s and 2000s as he would appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."
Starting in 2009, he has been the host of his twice-weekly show titled "WTF with Marc Maron," a podcast that is recorded in his garage in Los Angeles.
MARC MARON AND LYNN SHELTON'S RELATIONSHIP
Through it, he has interviewed various prominent people, including Louis CK in 2010 and Barack Obama in 2015.
Speaking of his podcast, Marc frequently refers to the time of his life where he was addicted to certain substances, including cocaine and bourbon. Fortunately, he has been sober for years!
Before Lynn, Marc was married twice and had two other serious relationships. His first wife was Kimberly Reiss. They were married between 1997 and 2001. Mishna Wolff was Marc Maron's wife from 2004 to 2007.
After them, he was engaged to Jessica Sanchez. However, they broke off the engagement in 2013. He then dated visual artist Sarah Cain until 2019, when Marc and Lynn began their relationship.
THEY KEPT THEIR ROMANCE "ON THE DOWN-LOW" FOR MONTHS
Back in March this year, the podcaster and comedian opened up about his and Lynn's romance, revealing that they had been "seeing each other" for about a year. He explained:
"Because we were both in other relationships fairly recently before we started seeing each other, we kept it on the down-low for seven months or eight months."
Apart from being a couple, Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton worked together in a few projects, including "Sword of Trust" and "GLOW."
In 2015, Lynn appeared on Marc's podcast even though they were not romantically involved, proving that they had been friends for some time.
Sadly, it was Marc the one in charge of announcing the death of the late filmmaker. He did so by posting a heartfelt message on Indie Wire, making clear that the novel coronavirus did not cause her passing.
Instead, Marc Maron's girlfriend died of a previously unidentified blood disorder. "I really can't believe what is happening," said the comedian in the statement about Lynn, who was only 54 years old. Rest in peace.
February 20, 2020