‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Director Jean-Marc Vallée Cause of Death Released

by Samantha Whidden

Months after the news broke that “Dallas Buyer’s Club” director Jean-Marc Vallée suddenly passed away, the cause of the late filmmaker’s death has been released. 

Entertainment Weekly reports that the 55-year-old died suddenly last Christmas due to natural causes. A final coroner’s report reveals he had a “fatal cardiac arrhythmia secondary to severe coronary atherosclerosis.”

The media outlet also reveals that Jean-Marc Valléedied unexpectedly died at his lakeside cabin. Which is just outside of Quebec City. His sons, Alex and Émile, issued the statement. “Testimonials of friendship, esteem, and respect for our father and for his work are still coming from around the world. We are sincerely grateful. And we hope that his creativity will continue to serve as inspiration and guidance to the people in this industry that he was so passionate about.”

Jean-Marc Vallée’s family further shared that they will be announcing details of events that will honor his life and craft soon.

Along with “Dallas Buyers Club,” Jean-Marc Vallée also has other major films and TV shows under his name. This includes “Big Little Lies” and “Sharp Objects” TV series

HBO Issues Statement After Jean-Marc Vallée’s death

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO issued a statement about the death of “Little Big Lies” director, Jean-Marc Vallée, late last year. The network wrote that the filmmaker was dedicated and talented. “He was also a hugely caring man who invested his whole self alongside every actor he directed.”

The filmmaker’s producing partner, Nathan Ross, stated that he stood for creativity, authenticity, and trying things differently. “He was a true artist and a generous, loving guy. 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 beautiful style and impactful work he shared with the world will live on.”

Jean-Mac Vallée spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016 about what he loved most about working in Hollywood. “The dream. Dreams come true. I’m living the dream right now,” Vallée explained. He also said that Hollywood could be described as a machine as well. “The machine tries to make money and forget about the heart and the art. Hollywood is more about making money.”

When asked about the best moment of his filmmaking career he declared that he was living in at the time. He noted that he was in a place where he felt comfortable and confident. However, he did admit he has some bad career moments as well. “[On ‘The Young Victoria] I lost creative control on the music aspect of the film,” he admitted. That was such a disappointment.”