Jean-Marc Vallée Dies: Director Of ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ & ‘Sharp Objects’ Was 58; Heart Attack Believed To Be The Cause

New details have emerged about “Dallas Buyers Club” filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée’s unexpected passing.

Jean-Marc Vallée

The 58-year-old director is believed to have died from a heart attack at his cabin on a river outside of Quebec City over Christmas.

Multiple sources that the shocking death of filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée resulted from a heart attack, while at his cabin on the river outside of Quebec City, where he was preparing to receive guests the following  day. So it is considered likely he passed December 25 and was found the following morning. Vallée was known as a fitness fanatic and a teetotaler, a practitioner of the Wim Hoff fitness method, which is not for the faint of heart. We will update the official cause of death when it is released.

The “Big Little Lies” filmmaker was prepping to host guests over the weekend, sources said, adding that it is likely he died on December 25 and was found the following morning.

Jean-Marc Vallee

“Big Little Lies” stars Shailene Woodley and Reese Witherspoon also paid tribute.

“I am in shock. Complete and utter shock,” began Woodley, 30, via her Instagram Stories. “My f – – king god death is the worst. But I guess somehow I know you will turn it into a grand adventure . . . one for the books. One I can’t wait to read & to watch when my time comes.” 

The actress added, “It doesn’t make sense though dude. It doesn’t make sense. Maybe when we wake up tomorrow you’ll be there laughing saying it was just a satirical short film you made. That it’s not real.”

The “Young Victoria” director is survived by his two sons Alex and Émile, as well as siblings Marie-Josée Vallée, Stéphane Tousignant and Gérald Vallée.


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