Zack Snyder Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention After Family Tragedy

"Thanks for the outpouring of support," the director wrote on Twitter one day after opening up about the death of his daughter.
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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.

On Wednesday, Snyder shared links on Twitter to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and JEDFoundation.org, a suicide-prevention organization focusing on teenagers and young adults.

"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.

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