3:22pm PT by Aaron Couch
Zack Snyder Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention After Family Tragedy
Zack Snyder is thanking fans and colleagues for the outpouring of support he and his family have received in the past 24 hours.
The director made public on Tuesday that his daughter Autumn Snyder died by suicide in March at age 20. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he also said he and his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, will be stepping away from the upcoming Justice League movie to focus on their family.
"Thanks for the outpouring of support. I can't express how much it means to Debbie & I and Autumn’s mother, Denise, at such a difficult time," Snyder wrote. "To support or seek help, please know there are places such as http://afsp.org and http://JEDfoundation.org that are doing great work."
Joss Whedon will step in to complete Justice League, out Nov. 7, through post and the shooting of some additional scenes. On Tuesday, Snyder explained he had thrown himself into his work after the death of his daughter.
"The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming," he said. "And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time."
In addition to Autumn, he and Deborah have been raising seven kids and step-kids.
Thanks for the outpouring of support. I can't express how much it means to Debbie & I and Autumn’s mother, Denise, at such a difficult time.— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 23, 2017