Audrey Wells, Screenwriter of “The Hate U Give”, Dies at the Age of 58

Audrey Wells is dead.

According to Deadline, the director-screenwriter has passed on after a long battle with cancer, and this sad news comes same day her latest project, The Hate U Give, opened in U.S. theaters.

“Over the last five and half years, Audrey fought valiantly against her illness and she died surrounded by love,” Wells’ husband Brian Larky said in a statement published by the media house Friday, adding,  “Even during her fight, she never stopped living, working or traveling, and she never lost her joy, wonder and optimism. She was, simply, the most incredible wife and partner imaginable, and she knew always that she was loved by Tatiana, me, and the friends who were her chosen family.

The statement continued: “We will carry her forward with us forever—as a mother, as a wife, as an artist and creator, and as a friend. She was irreplaceable.”

Other scripts Wells penned include The Truth About Cats & Dogs, The Game Plan, Disney’s The Kid, Guinevere, and Under the Tuscan Sun.

She was 58.

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