Lynn Shelton’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 2, 1965

Death Date

May 15, 2020

Age of Death

54 years

Cause of Death

Acute Myeloid Leukemia



The screenwriter Lynn Shelton died at the age of 54. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Writer, director and actress best known for directing the 2009 film Humpday and the 2011 film Your Sister’s Sister. In May of 2020, she passed away suddenly from complications due to an undiagnosed blood disorder. 

She was married to actor Kevin Seal and the two had a son named Milo together. After separating from Seal, she was in a relationship with Marc Maron. 



By the time I hit college, my secret shame was the reason I was an actor was my own words sort of dried up. I stopped writing. I stopped being able to form my own vision. That’s actually what my first feature is about – looking back at two different selves.


Although humor is present in every one of my films, it has always been used as a way to make the darker, heavier stuff in my stories more palatable. I never set out to make ‘Humpday’ a comedy.


I’d love for there to be a situation – a world in which that’s just not even a question anymore. We are all filmmakers – different stripes, genders, sexual orientations, colors – and our work can be taken on its own terms. I’m really looking forward to that day.


For me, I want to see diversity in storytelling sources because we live in a very diverse society, and the stories are for the whole society. That’s really important. For me, as a female filmmaker, when I was out on the festival circuit on 2006, I felt like such a freaking anomaly – an oddity.


I don’t have a desire to make films that have cardboard cut-out or Hollywood stand-in replicas of humans. I need the real deal.