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Director Jean-Marc Vallée’s cause of death revealed as ‘fatal cardiac arrhythmia’

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The death of director Jean-Marc Vallée was revealed in a final coroner’s report to be of natural causes.

The death of the Dallas Buyers Club manager on Christmas Day at the age of 58 stunned fans, with a preliminary report on Christmas Eve stating: “Mr. Vallée’s death was not caused by the intervention of another party, a willful act or a known illness.

The filmmaker’s family released a statement Wednesday (via CBC) that reveals the coroner says he died of a “fatal cardiac arrhythmia secondary to severe coronary atherosclerosis.”

Natural: Director Jean-Marc Vallée’s death was revealed in a final coroner’s report as being of natural causes

The filmmaker’s death was made all the more shocking as he was a fitness enthusiast who abstained from alcohol in his daily life.

He also practiced the Wim Hof ​​method, which achieves health through unique breathing exercises and exposure to cold.

The director was found dead in his cabin just outside Quebec City, Quebec on Boxing Day last year, where he was preparing to celebrate with family and friends.

Emmy winner: Stunned: The death of the Dallas Buyers Club manager on Christmas Day at the age of 58 stunned fans, with a preliminary report on Christmas Eve stating:

Emmy winner: Stunned: The death of the Dallas Buyers Club manager on Christmas Day at the age of 58 stunned fans, with a preliminary report on Christmas Eve stating: ‘Mr. ‘was not caused by the intervention of another party, a voluntary act or a known disease’

Fitness: The filmmaker's death was particularly shocking as he was a fitness enthusiast who abstained from alcohol in his daily life

Fitness: The filmmaker’s death was particularly shocking as he was a fitness enthusiast who abstained from alcohol in his daily life

Vallée shared two sons – Alex and Emile – with Chantal Cadieux, to whom he was married from 1990 to 2006.

“Testimonies of friendship, esteem and respect for our father and for his work always come from all over the world,” Alex and Émile Vallée said in a statement.

“We are sincerely grateful and hope that his creativity will continue to inspire and guide people in this industry that he was so passionate about, his sons concluded.

Alex and Jean-Marc: Vallée shared two sons - Alex and Emile - with Chantal Cadieux, to whom he was married from 1990 to 2006

Alex and Jean-Marc: Vallée shared two sons – Alex and Emile – with Chantal Cadieux, to whom he was married from 1990 to 2006

The family also revealed that they will be sharing details of the late filmmaker’s memorial events soon.

The filmmaker was born in Montreal on March 19, 1963 and studied cinema at the University of Quebec.

He began his career directing music videos and short films in the late 1980s and early 1990s before making his film debut with Liste Noire in 1995, which was nominated for several Genie Awards in Canada, including that of the best film.

Originally from Montreal: The filmmaker was born in Montreal on March 19, 1963 and studied cinema at the University of Quebec

Originally from Montreal: The filmmaker was born in Montreal on March 19, 1963 and studied cinema at the University of Quebec

Vallée would go on to direct Los Locos in 1997 for star writer Mario Van Peebles, Danny Trejo and René Auberjonois and CRAZY in 2005 with Michel Cote and Marc-André Grondin, before breaking up into the mainstream in 2009 with The Young Victoria, written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend.

He then wrote and directed Café de Flore in 2011 with Vanessa Paradis and Evelyne Brochu, before his Oscar-nominated drama Dallas Buyers Club in 2013.

The film tells the story of Ron Woodruff, an AIDS patient in the 1980s who smuggled unapproved drugs in an attempt to treat the disease.

Wanted: The success of the film, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto and earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, made Vallée a sought-after name in Hollywood

Wanted: The success of the film, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto and earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, made Vallée a sought-after name in Hollywood

The success of the film, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto and garnered six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, made Vallée a sought-after name in Hollywood.

He then made Demolition in 2015 with Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts before branching out into television with a pair of critically acclaimed TV shows.

He directed all seven episodes of the first season of HBO’s Big Little Lies, for which he won two Emmys, and all eight episodes of HBO’s Sharp Objects.