May 28, 2020
Comedian Marc Maron, who is still grieving after his partner's untimely death, director Lynn Shelton, earlier this month, recently shared a rare selfie with his late girlfriend.
Renowned TV director who is known for her work in television and film productions such as "Humpday," "Your Sister's Sister," and "Little Fires Everywhere" died suddenly on Friday, May 16, at the age of 54 in Los Angeles.
The shocking death of the filmmaker sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, with many of her colleagues penning down lengthy tributes in honor of Shelton.
In his first Instagram post since his girlfriend's death, Maron shared a close-up selfie with Shelton that showed their faces lit up with glowing smiles. Maron captioned the post merely writing, "I miss her."
The post has gained several reactions, with many fans sending words of support in the comments section. The actor had previously eulogized Shelton last week, during an episode of "WTF With Marc Maron." He said:
"She was my partner. She was my girlfriend. She was my friend. And I loved her. I loved her. A lot. And she loved me, and I knew that..."
During the podcast, Maron further explained the events that led up to the talented writer's untimely passing, which started with an illness that they initially thought was strep throat.
When her fever continued, Shelton was tested for COVID-19, but the results came back negative. It was then she made an appointment to get blood tests done in person, but she never made it to the appointment.
Lynn Shelton is survived by her son Milo Seal, who she had with her ex-husband Kevin Seal.
The rest of the podcast featured a 2015 interview Maron had with Shelton, which counted as the first time the pair met in person. Apart from their romantic relationship, the pair also developed on-screen chemistry as they worked together on different occasions.
The first was when Shelton directed a few episodes of Netflix's "GLOW" and even when Maron starred in her 2019 feature film "Sword of Trust." Speaking about their connection both on and off-screen, he said:
"My connection with her is almost seamless. I have no self-consciousness really when I'm with her. I'm totally comfortable, even in my infantile ridiculousness."
Shelton was passionate about her job and made her first film in her mid-30s. She later went on to write and direct several feature films during a career that spanned 14 years.
During that period, the mother of one worked with several of Hollywood's top acts, including Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, who she directed on Hulu's "Little Fires Everywhere."
Despite her untimely death, which cut short her burgeoning career, Shelton was still able to leave her imprint on the entertainment industry and would be remembered for a long time to come.
Lynn Shelton is survived by her son Milo Seal, who she had with her ex-husband Kevin Seal. The late filmmaker is also survived by her parents and siblings, as well as Maron.