Indie filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed and wrote the film Still Alice with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from ALS. He was 63.
Westmoreland said in a statement, “I am devastated. Rich was my soul mate, my collaborator, my best friend and my life. Seeing him battle ALS for four years with such grace and courage inspired me and all who knew him. In this dark time, I take some consolation in the fact that he got to see ‘Still Alice’ go out into the world. He put his heart and soul into that film and the fact that it touched so many people was a constant joy to him. Richard was a unique guy — opinionated, funny, caring, gregarious, generous, and so so smart."
Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard said in a statement that it’s “a profound loss for all of us who worked with him and know him as an exceptional human being.”