Jean-Marc Vallée, director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ dead at 58

Jean-Marc Vallée accepts an Emmy for directing "Big Little Lies" in 2017. Photo credit Imagn/USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES (KNX) — Jean-Marc Vallée, the Canadian director of notable films like Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, along with popular TV series like Big Little Lies, died at his cabin outside Quebec City on Saturday. He was 58.

Cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

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“Jean-Marc stood for creativity, authenticity, and trying things differently,” Vallée’s producing partner, Nathan Ross, said in a statement on Sunday. “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 style and impactful work he shared with the world will live on.”

Vallée earned an Oscar nomination for best editing for 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club, and won an Emmy for OUtstanding Directing for a Limited Series with 2017’s Big Little Lies. Next, he was set to direct a series for HBO, Gorilla and the Bird.

“We are shocked by the news of his sudden death,” HBO said in a statement. “And we extend our heartfelt sympathies to his sons, Alex and Émile, his extended family, and his longtime producing partner, Nathan Ross.”

Vallée was survived by two children and three siblings.

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