Richard Glatzer, director of ‘Still Alice,’ dead at 63
Richard Glatzer, the co-director of Still Alice, has died. He was 63. Glatzer had battled ALS.
Three weeks ago at the Oscars, Julianne Moore won Best Actress for the movie.
Glatzer learned of his medical condition in 2011, just months before he began adapting Still Alice with husband and writing-directing partner Wash Westmoreland, The New York Times reported in November.
Glatzer and Westmoreland adapted Still Alice together from Lisa Genova’s bestselling novel of the same name, and the director said he felt a connection with the main character’s struggle.
“Though A.L.S. and Alzheimer’s are very different diseases, it was a very hard read for me,” Glatzer told the Times. “It hit way too close. But when I finished reading, I knew we had to do it.”