Longtime Hollywood producer Allison Shearmur has passed away at the age of 54 after a battle with lung cancer.
The producer died on Friday (January 19) at UCLA Medical Center following complications from her lung cancer, according to Variety.
Shearmur had a long career in Hollywood, working as an executive at Disney, Universal, Paramount and Lionsgate before becoming a producer in 2011. As a producer, Shearmur worked on several big film names, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Hunger Games franchise (as an executive producer on the final two films) and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story too.
Shearmur has also earned producing credits on a lot of hit films, including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Disney's live-action Cinderella and Nerve, as well as service as an executive producer on What To Expect When You're Expecting and Power Rangers.
She also served as a co-producer on the upcoming Chaos Walking too, which stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard was among those paying tribute to the producer, calling her death a "tragic loss".
A tragic loss. My heart goes out to Alli’s family whom she adored. Alli was an important colleague & friend over many years who never backed away from any challenge but at all times was both powerfully effective & graciously humanistic. RIP #AlliShearmur https://t.co/KrCa0JtZAd- Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 20, 2018
"My heart goes out to Alli's family whom she adored," he added. "Alli was an important colleague & friend over many years who never backed away from any challenge but at all times was both powerfully effective & graciously humanistic. RIP."
Many others also paid tribute to Alli after her death:
Allison Shearmur so much talent and excellent taste. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/U2qxEULaps- Milo Ventimiglia (@dividepictures) January 20, 2018
A profound and tragic loss. RIP Allie Shearmur. https://t.co/SJAEcob0Gz- Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) January 20, 2018
Absolutely shocked. Ali was one of the producers on the Chaos Walking movie and completely utterly one of a kind. Stunned and heartbroken. https://t.co/yUhYEKYgRx- Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) January 20, 2018
#AllisonShearmur and I developed 2 projects together. She was brilliant, supportive, kind and as passionate a producer that I have ever come across. Prayers for her and her family. R.I.P. We lost an amazing woman. Sad day.- D.j. Caruso (@Deejaycar) January 20, 2018
#AllisonShearmur is a Great Visionary Producer who had the love for #cinema . Her Final Films "Solo: A @starwars Story" & "#TheOneAndOnlyIvan " will be released soon. My Thoughts & Prayers go out to her family as Alison will be remembered in years to come. @DisneyStudios #Disney pic.twitter.com/FRRm79EHQu- Brandon Treakle (@brandontreakle) January 20, 2018
'Star Wars' and 'Hunger Games' Producer Allison Shearmur Dies at 54 https://t.co/dDJbDuke6q via @thr What a loss of a great talent, a supportive exec and wonderful producer - my condolences to her family and all those whose lives she touched. #RIP- Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) January 20, 2018
Allison is survived by her husband, her children, her parents and her brother and sisters.
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