Hollywood mourns the passing of their beloved director.

Jean-Marc ValléeDirector of HBO’s first season,???? Big Little LiesAccording to his representative, he died suddenly and unintentionally on December 26th at his cabin in Quebec City, Canada. He was aged 58.

Jean-Marc stands for authenticity, creativity, and trying different things,” Jean Marc’s producing partner. Nathan RossIn a statement. His true talent was evident and his generosity made him a loving, compassionate man. Everybody who knew him could not help but admire his talent and vision. I was his friend, creative partner, and older brother. The maestro will sorely be missed but it comforts knowing his beautiful style and impactful work he shared with the world will live on.”

Vallée, who was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, studied filmmaking at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2005, Vallée’s breakout film C.R.A.Z.Y.The film, written, directed and produced by Vallee, was finally released. In the years to follow, Vallée directed Emily BluntFilm from 2009 The Young Victoria And Matthew McConaughey‘s Dallas Buyers Club. The 2013 film earned Vallée an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing.