Shelley Duvall, Star Of The Shining And ’70s Hollywood Icon, Passes Away At 75

Shelley Duvall, the girlishly bug-eyed, often portrayed as a neurotic, but whimsical actress has passed away at 75. Duvall received almost a dozen award nominations during her brief full-time career in Hollywood, including a Cannes actress award for Robert Altman’s 3 Women. Her legendary stamina against Stanley Kubrick’s brutal directing techniques made her a star in the now-classic The Shining.

Variety confirmed with her partner Dan Gilroy that the actress died today in Blanco, Texas, just three hours from her birth city of Fort Worth. Gilroy also confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter that Duvall died in her sleep of complications from diabetes.

“My dear, sweet, wonderful life partner and friend left us. Too much suffering lately, now she’s free. Fly away, beautiful Shelley,” Gilroy said.

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