Solo, Rogue One producer Allison Shearmur dies at 54

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Jan 19, 2018

Allison Shearmur, who was a producer on both the Star Wars and The Hunger Games franchises, has died at the age of 54. According to Variety, no cause of death has been released as of yet.

A veteran executive and producer, Shearmur recently worked on such huge franchise titles such as all four The Hunger Games films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the upcoming Star Wars standalone film, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Shearmur worked as a VP at Disney from 1994 to 1997 before moving to Universal, where she oversaw the Bourne franchise. She then moved to Paramount, where she was co-president of production overseeing films such as Zodiac and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2008 she became an executive at Lionsgate, where she oversaw The Hunger Games films before becoming a producer. In recent years, her producing credits include genre fare such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Power Rangers.

In 2017, prior to a Women in Entertainment event hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Shearmur spoke about the future she hopes to see for her daughter.

"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."

In the same interview, she was asked how she would spend one extra day, to which she responded, "I would sit by the ocean in Kauai, with my husband, watching my kids surf and be fearless."

May the Force be with you, Allison, always.

(via Variety)

*Note: This article has been updated to correct Shearmur's age.