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Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée dead at 58

Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée dead at 58
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Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, known for having won an Emmy for directing the hit HBO series Big Little Lies and multiple Oscar nominations for Dallas Buyers Club, has died at 58.

A representative of Vallée shared on Sunday that he died suddenly in his cabin outside Quebec City over the weekend.

His producing partner, Nathan Ross shared a statement: “Jean-Marc stood for 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, creative partner and an older brother to me. The maestro will sorely be missed but it comforts knowing his beautiful style and impactful work he shared with the world will live on."

Born and raised in Montreal, Vallée graduated from the University of Quebec, where he studied filmmaking. Some of his earliest works were released in the 90’s with one of them having won the 1996 Genie award for best short film.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and many fans.

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