(AFP) – Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée, author of the film “Dallas Buyers Club”, has died at the age of 58, his agency announced on Sunday.
“Rest in peace, Jean-Marc Vallée. The world is much less interesting without you,” wrote the Hive Communication Collective agency on Instagram.
The film “Dallas Buyers Club” (2013) was Oscar nominated and won an Oscar for actors Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
The Quebec director had recently obtained an Emmy for his show on the HBO television channel “Big Little Lies” (“Small secrets, big lies”) and was also praised for “Sharp Objects”.
Jean-Marc Vallée died suddenly at his home near Quebec City, according to US media.
The HBO channel said it was “shocked by the news of his sudden death”. “Jean-Marc Vallee was a brilliant and conscientious director,” she added in a statement released by The Hollywood Reporter.
“Jean-Marc had made the bet of authenticity, doing things differently,” said his co-producer, Nathan Ross, in a statement. “The maestro will be missed, but it’s heartwarming to know that the beauty of his style and the power of his work will outlive him.”