Shelly Duvall, Star of 'The Shining' and 'Nashville,' Dies at 75

Shelly Duvall, Star of ‘The Shining’ and ‘Nashville,’ Dies at 75


Shelly Duvall, who starred as Jack Nicholson’s tormented wife in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining has died. She was 75.

The star’s death was announced on Thursday morning by her long-time partner Dan Gilroy.

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

Duvall has suffered from a series of health issues for more than a decade, including diabetes and mental health problems. She even appeared on the Dr Phil show and spoke openly about her mental health challenges.

Born on July 7, 1949, in Fort Worth, Texas, Duvall met famed film director Robert Altman at a party while he was shooting Brewster McCloud in

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