American writer and director Richard Glatzer of independent films, including the Academy Award-winning Still Alice, passed away Tuesday after a four year battle with ALS also known as motor neurone disease.
Glatzer co-directed Still Alice with his husband Wash Westmoreland who posted a short status to his Facebook account on Wednesday
””My heart is broken. My soulmate is gone,”
Still Alice, which earned actress Julianne Moore her first Oscar is about a woman learning to deal with Alzheimer’s disease. During filming, Glatzer communicated with one finger using a text-to-speech app on his iPad.
After being diagnosed in 2011, Glatzer felt compelled to continue his work as a filmmaker and storyteller.
May he RIP.