The coroner’s preliminary report could not confirm the exact cause of death of Jean-Marc Vallée on Christmas Day, the family of the Quebec director confirmed on Friday.
By means of a press release, the relatives of the director, who died at the age of 58, specify, however, that this death was not caused “by the intervention of third parties, nor by a voluntary act, nor by a known disease” . Thus, “more in-depth analyzes are underway” to determine the precise circumstances of the death of the Quebecer, who lost his life on the evening of December 25 in his chalet in Berthier-sur-Mer.
“Our father was a generous man, deeply human and who took full advantage of life, indicates a statement attributed to the two sons of Mr. Vallée, Alex and Émile. Moreover, he said he wanted to live a long time and he was preparing big projects! He was a source of inspiration for many and leaves wonderful memories in the memory of the people who had the privilege of being with him, of loving him and of appreciating his work. “
The family adds that they want to take the time to experience this painful bereavement “in private”. She also wished to thank all the people who expressed their “sadness” and their “compassion” to her. In the last days, tributes have poured in from both politicians and artists to Jean-Marc Vallée, who is notably at the origin of feature films. C.R.A.Z.Y (2005) and Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and, more recently, from the series Big Little Lies, which has enjoyed worldwide success, as Sharp Objects.
“We are very touched by the many testimonies received from all over the world”, adds the family, who specifies that the details of a ceremony which will take place to “celebrate the life of the filmmaker” will be communicated later.