Publicist Nanci Ryder Dead at 67 After Battle With ALS
Hollywood is in intense sadness & mourning over the loss of loved publicist Nanci Ryder. On Thursday, June 11, Ryder, who battled ALS for around 6 years, died at 67. Longtime friend Bryan Lourd showed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. Publicist Nanci Ryder dead at 67 after a battle with ALS.
Ryder’s A-list purchasers protected the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger, Courteney Cox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Michael J. Fox and lots of more. Following her 2014 analysis of the progressive neurodegenerative disorder, celebrities rallied around Ryder at annual Walk to Defeat ALS events, regularly wearing “Team Nanci” t-shirts to reveal their support.
In a recent interview with Brain & Life Magazine, Zellweger and Cox contemplated their years-long friendship with the co-founder of BWR Public Relations.
The Friends star shared – I could do whatever for Nanci. It makes me experience a little much less helpless. I can show up and wish that by my showing up, she knows I love her. If there’s one extra individual who reveals about this disease, I’m doing something. But it’s not enough.
Zellweger also remained one of Ryder’s most intimate confidantes as the disease worsened.
The Oscar winner shared – Every time I see her. I don’t know what to assume in terms of how she’ll be or how my emotions will be. But like every friendship, it has degrees and evolves. You adapt. You believe that the affection you sense will assist you in navigating. You just show up. I have accepted that is how I will go forward in our friendship. I will continue to like her, to propose for her, and to reveal up.”
When the news of her passing broke, stars took to social media to show honor Ryder with special tributes.
Emmy Rossum tweeted – completely gutted to pay attention to Nanci Ryder’s passing. She says that Nanci becomes a beacon for her in her career. She(Nanci) changed into an, in reality, a joy to be round. She will miss Nanci’s wicked feel of humor, her gossip, her laugh, her emails, her spirit, her smarts, her kindness, and love. She will miss her so much.
Photographer Brian Bowen Smith shared on Instagram, “Nanci, you have touched so many humans and paved the way for even more. Rest well, my girl. I love you.”
Instead of flowers, various outlets report donations that can be made in Ryder’s memory to teamnanci.Org, which helps the ALS Association Golden West Chapter