Actress/director Adrienne Shelly was found dead this past Wednesday of an apparent suicide in her apartment. Shelly starred in a number of quintessential 90s independent films, such as two of Hal Hartley's better films, The Unbelievable Truth and Trust, as well as Grind, with Billy Crudup, and Sleep With Me, with Meg Tilly, Parker Posey, and Eric Stoltz. She also directed a few Woody Allen-esque films, including Sudden Manhattan. Most recently she costarred with Lili Taylor and Matt Dillon in Factotum, about Charles Bukowski. Sad news, indeed.
RETRACTION (7 November): According to sources, a man has been arrested in the murder of Adrienne Shelly, proving that she did not commit suicide. You can read the article here. This story just keeps getting creepier.