According to a family statement explaining the coroner’s report, obtained by Deadline, On Christmas, Jean-Marc Vallée died at the age of 58 in Quebec from “a fatal cardiac arrhythmia secondary to severe coronary atherosclerosis.”

CAD is a common heart disease that occurs when plaque builds upon the walls of the arteries. The condition blocks blood flow to the heart and can result in cardiac arrhythmia or an irregular heartbeat, which can be fatal.

On April 13, Émile, 25, and Vallée’s sons Alex, 29, showed appreciation for the director’s fans, saying they had received lots of messages about Vallée’s “friendship, esteem, and respect.”

They shared, “We are sincerely grateful and we hope that his creativity will continue to serve as inspiration and guidance to the people in this industry that he was so passionate about.”

In December, In a statement obtained by E! News, the family explained his passing “was not caused by the intervention of another party, a voluntary act, or a known disease.”

Jean-Marc Vallée’s two sons, who he shares with ex-wife Chantal Cadieux, previously wrote, “generous man, deeply human and who lived life to its fullest.”

“He wanted to live a long life and was working on major projects,” they said in December. “He was a source of inspiration for many and leaves wonderful memories for those who had the privilege to work with him, to love him and to appreciate his craft.”

Prominent Little Lies alum Nicole Kidman posted a series of photos with Jean-Marc Vallée, writing in the caption, “It’s hard to imagine someone as vital, energetic and present as Jean-Marc being gone. I’m shattered. He was at the center of my creative universe, and I can’t overstate his significance to me.”

“Jean-Marc was not only responsible for some of the most rewarding professional experiences of my career, but his friendship, kindness, and love were an inspiring force I will carry with me,” she added. “I will always cherish those nights filming above the crashing waves of Big Sur… It doesn’t get better than that. I am forever grateful for my time shared with this extraordinary human.”

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