Screenwriter and director Audrey Wells
died on Thursday after a long and private battle with cancer, according to her representatives at United Talent Agency
. She was 58 years old.
Wells had a long and celebrated career in Hollywood, penning such films as “Under the Tuscan Sun
,” which she also directed, as well as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “The Kid
,” “Shall We Dance
” and she adapted “The Hate U Give
,” which was released on Friday by Fox
, for the big screen.
“Over the last five and half years, Audrey fought valiantly against her illness and she died surrounded by love. Even during her fight, she never stopped living, working or traveling, and she never lost her joy, wonder and optimism,” Wells’ husband Brian Larky said in a statement. “She was, simply, the most incredible wife and partner imaginable, and she knew always that she was loved by Tatiana, me, and