Born in Ohio, the four-time Emmy nominee — whose numerous credits include Best in Show, This Is Spinal Tap, Everybody Loves Raymond and Modern Family — began his career in sketch comedy, and transitioned to films and TV in the 1970s. The actor was also passionate about his work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, City of Hope and Actors and Others for Animals. The director, best known for her work on indie films including Your Sister’s Sister and TV series GLOW and Little Fires Everywhere, died in Los Angeles on May 15. She was 54. Shelton died of a previously unidentified blood disorder, her publicist Adam Kersh confirmed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Shelton’s romantic and creative partner for the past year, comedian Marc Maron, shared a statement with IndieWire. “I have some awful news. Lynn passed away last night,” he began. “She collapsed yesterday morning after having been ill for a week…It was not COVID-19. The doctors could not save her. They tried. Hard.” “She was a beautiful, kind, loving, charismatic artist. Her spirit was pure joy. She made me happy. I made her happy. We were happy. I made her laugh all the time. We laughed a lot. We were starting a life together. I really can’t believe what is happening,” he added. “This is a horrendous, sad loss.”