Filmmaker Jon Schnepp, the man responsible for the feature-length documentary “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?”, passed away on July 19, aged 51.
Jon died after suffering a massive stroke, with his partner Holly Payne posting the following statement on Twitter yesterday:
The hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. Our statement regarding @JonSchnepp from myself & the Schnepp family. Our hearts are heavy. Please respect our privacy. We are still raising money for his costly medical expenses. Thank you for your support. https://t.co/2qg7a9LcJG pic.twitter.com/hBfW7l7A5M
— Holly Payne @TDOSLWH (@hollykpayne) July 20, 2018
I met Jon and Holly in person when they brought “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?” to Australia for a special screening a few years ago. He was also a wonderful guest to talk to on a live podcast we recorded in 2015.
Our condolences to his family and friends.
Henry Cavill posted his own tribute to Jon Schnepp via Instagram:
I just wanted to wish the late Jon Schnepp a very peaceful rest. A man of many skills but I first came across his work and his opinions on Collider.com where his reviews and analyses were always a joy to watch (even when they didn’t go my way). I never knew him, but I am sad to hear that he has gone. He was the first person I ever heard use the term “sweaty” in reference to all of us nerds. I wish I had to the chance to wax lyrical with him about Supes and all the other heroes that matter to all of us. Jon, you will be missed. #RIPJonSchnepp