Allison Shearmur, a producer of The Hunger Games and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, passed away on Jan. 19.
After fighting a tough battle with lung cancer, the veteran movie personality unexpectedly passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 54 years old.
Shearmur also worked as an executive vice president of production at Universal Pictures, co-president of production at Paramount, and, finally, as president of production at Lionsgate. Aside from The Hunger Games, she was involved in some of the most successful blockbuster offerings in the recent years like the 2017 Power Rangers, 2015 Cinderella, and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Prior to her passing, she was working on The One and Only Ivan, an animated movie she was co-producing with Angelina Jolie.
On the small screen, she was involved in the musical remake of the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing through her own company, Allison Shearmur Productions.
An Outpouring Of Love
Online, people who have worked with the movie producer and viewers who were affected by her extensive filmography have sent their condolences and love to Shearmur and her family.
Allison Shearmur so much talent and excellent taste. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/U2qxEULaps
— Milo Ventimiglia (@dividepictures) January 20, 2018
A profound and tragic loss. RIP Allie Shearmur. https://t.co/SJAEcob0Gz
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) January 20, 2018
R.I.P. HUNGER GAMES producer Allison Shearmur. She was only 53.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) January 20, 2018
#AllisonShearmur and I developed 2 projects together. She was brilliant, supportive, kind and as passionate a producer that I have ever come across. Prayers for her and her family. R.I.P. We lost an amazing woman. Sad day.
— D.j. Caruso (@Deejaycar) January 20, 2018
Absolutely shocked. Ali was one of the producers on the Chaos Walking movie and completely utterly one of a kind. Stunned and heartbroken. https://t.co/yUhYEKYgRx
— Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) January 20, 2018
— Dayo Okeniyi (@DayoOkeniyi) January 20, 2018
— Jacob Dominguez (@SonofSunday) January 20, 2018
Shearmur is survived by her husband, the film composer Edward Shearmur, and their children Imogen and Anthony.
In a previous interview, the movie producer talked about what kind of future she wants for her daughter, Imogen.
"It is the hope that my daughter will navigate a world where success is based solely on the power of one's ideas, character and strength of will rather than acquiesce to an outmoded set of assumptions about gender," she said at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment event last year. "It is one world, and we all work in it."