Filmmaker Richard Glatzer
, best known for co-writing and co-directing Still Alice
alongside his husband Wash Westmoreland
, died Tuesday from complications due to Als. He was 63.
Glatzer was first diagnosed with Als in 2011 when he began working on adapting Still Alice
from a novel by Lisa Genova
. As production progressed, his condition deteriorated severely, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Julianne Moore
won an Oscar for her performance in the film, which tells the story of a woman suffering from degenerative Alzheimer’s.
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Two days before the Academy Awards ceremony, Glatzer was rushed to the hospital after suffering from respiratory problems. According to Westmoreland, he and Glatzer watched the gala event from the hospital ward.
Glatzer and Westmoreland met in 1995 and got married in 2013. During their time together, they worked on several other well-received projects including the 2001 drama The Fluffer
, the 2006 family drama Quinceanera, and the 2011 Errol Flynn
biopic The Last of Robin Hood