We have some really sad news coming in from Mexico. Ash Christian, a producer, actor and director known for Social Animals and Coyote Lake, has died. This sudden news of his demise has broken a million hearts all across.
As per reports, the 35-year-old was vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was confirmed on Saturday morning that he died of natural causes in his sleep.
“Ash was a great friend, colleague and partner in crime. He was a champion of indie film and filmmakers and his love of the process of putting movies together was infectious,” his producing partner, Anne Clements, told ET.
He further added, “He had so much more life to live. My heart goes out to his family especially his mother. The world lost one of the good ones.”
According to a press release obtained by the website, Christian had a few projects “in various stages of production” at the time of his death. One included As Sick As They Made Us, Mayim Bialik’s directorial debut that was set to start filming this year.
He ran his own production company based in New York, Cranium Entertainment, producing numerous films including the SXSW hit 1985, Hurricane Bianca, Little Sister and Coin Heist.
In 2006, Christian won outstanding emerging talent for his first feature film Fat Girls at Outfest. In 2014, Christian won a Daytime Emmy for an outstanding special-class short-form daytime program for MI Promise. He shared the win with producing partner Anne Clements and executive producers Lauralee Bell and Scott Martin.
Christian was born in 1985 in Paris, Texas and began making films at a young age. As an actor, he appeared in the TV series Cleaners, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Law & Order, Person of Interest and more. His additional producing credits include Hello Again, Burn and Kindred Spirits.
Our heart goes out to his family. R.I.P Ash Christian!