We’ve learned the sad news today that filmmaker Stacy Title, who most recently directed 2017 horror movie The Bye Bye Man, has passed away at the age of 56 after a battle with ALS.
In addition to The Bye Bye Man, which starred Doug Jones as the title character, Stacy Title also directed 1999’s Let the Devil Wear Black and 2006’s Snoop Dogg-starring Hood of Horror.
She was nominated for an Academy Award for her short film Down on the Waterfront in 1994.
“I don’t want to die, but I’m going to eventually,” Title told The Hollywood Reporter in September 2018. “But until then I want to live and direct — doing what I love will be part of my legacy. I don’t want to sit shut away in my chair. I think this will be a beautiful, fun, challenging process for all of us, and I am happy. I want to stay happy.”
Doug Jones paid tribute on Twitter today, writing: “Heartbreaking news of our dear The Bye Bye Man director Stacy Title. She had the kind of creativity, passion, and guts that never listened to anyone tell her she couldn’t. Whatever it was, she could. May she rest in God’s peace.”
Title is survived by her husband Jonathan Penner, son Cooper and daughter Ava Rae.