One of America’s most renowned filmmakers, Zack Snyder shared an extremely moving message on Twitter today, remembering his daughter, Autumn Snyder, who passed away a few years ago.
In his tweet, the Justice League The director paid tribute to his late daughter and thanked DC fans as he expressed his gratitude to them for believing in his work and playing an important role in bringing Zack Snyder’s Justice League live.
After having a long and successful relationship with DC, the director said goodbye to Justice League in March 2017 to put his family first after the death of his daughter, with 2021 Snyder Cup being his last project in the arena. And while fans have been hoping for his return to create more of his iconic films since he left, he’s highly unlikely to reclaim that position. But whether that happens or not, Zack Snyder is someone who is dear and beloved to the DC fandom and his recent tweet is one of the many reasons why.
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Zack Snyder thanks ZSJL fans and asks them to honor his daughter
Zack Snyder shared a heartfelt message on Twitter about his late daughter Autumn with a beautiful quote that she “used to sign everything with,” as he asked all of his fans to pay their respects.
“Fall used to sign everything with this quote – ‘The goal isn’t to live forever, it’s to create something that does.’ All of you who made JL real, honor her.
Not only that, but Snyder also thanked people for supporting him and his movies, and especially appreciated his fans for shooting. Zack Snyder’s Justice League in reality. With Autumn’s quote, he indicates that his films were indeed the creations that would live on in people’s hearts forever. And he’s certainly right about that, because even after resigning from Justice LeagueDC fans still have immense respect and admiration for the award-winning filmmaker and continue to film as dawn of justice and Steel man close to their heart until today.
Snyder also expressed his gratitude to everyone who raised money for mental health awareness through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention after Autumn’s tragic death.
“Not only because of your tremendous fundraising efforts for mental health, but also by being part of creating something that will live forever. And for that, I am eternally grateful. #AFSP #ZSJL”
Fans also got emotional with the army of the dead director’s sentimental message and responded with immense respect and support, expressing their own gratitude to him and his work and praying for his deceased daughter.
The tragic death of Autumn Snyder
Autumn Snyder was born in 1996 in China and was adopted by Snyder and his ex-wife Denise Weber when she was just about a year old. She was later raised by his current wife, Deborah Snyder, along with their eight other children.
After a long and grueling battle with depression, Autumn committed suicide at the age of 20 in March 2017, a time that was extremely devastating for Snyder and his family and ultimately forced the watchmen director to prioritize his family over his job.
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Autumn was known for her uncredited role in the Henry Cavill-directed Superman movie, Steel man which was looked after by her father. Snyder also paid a heartfelt tribute to him in the end credits scene. Zack Snyder’s Justice League with the words “For the fall” displayed on the screen. Since her death, Snyder fans have managed to raise a whopping sum of around half a million dollars for the AFSP and helped the screenwriter raise awareness about suicide prevention.
The fall lives on in the hearts of countless Snyder fans, as does his work.