Emmy-nominated director Catherine Cyran died at the age of 59 following a battle with cancer.

The director died on Dec. 24 in Vancouver, as per multiple reports. People close to Cyran took to social media to share heartfelt tributes to the director. "Today we lost a beautiful soul, Catherine Cyran...This Christmas Eve You slipped through my fingers peacefully," a Facebook user named Gary B Bigger Jr. said in a post with pictures of the director.

"My mentor & director who truly loved me...I never thought angels existed till now," the user added, as reported by Deadline.

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Before starting her career in movies, Cyran graduated from Harvard and worked as a management consultant for the Royal Shakespeare Company located in London. She later returned to the United States and worked for Massachusetts campaigns as a political issue advisor. She also joined Stanford Business School after returning to the states.

Cyran eventually began her career in filmmaking with an action-adventure, "White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II," which was released in 1993 and bagged her an Emmy nomination. The flick stars Matt McCoy, David Moscow, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Ami Dolenz.

Cyran went on to direct popular Hollywood movies like "In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful," "Sawbones," and "Hostile Intentions." After the release of "Hostile Intentions" in 1995, she returned to the cinemas after three years with "Dangerous Waters" in 1999. In the same year, she dropped another movie "True Heart."

After seven years of break, the filmmaker dropped a family comedy movie, "The Prince & Me II: The Royal Wedding," which hit the theaters in 2006, and a Christmas movie, titled "Christmas Do-Over."

Aside from "The Prince & Me II: The Royal Wedding," she also helmed the third and fourth installments of the movie, titled, "The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon" and "The Prince & Me: The Elephant Adventure," which dropped on the box office in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Talking about her recent work as a director, she helmed the flick "Our Italian Christmas Memories," which was dropped on Nov. 12 last year. She was a longtime member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Directors Guild of Canada, and the Writers Guild of America.

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Representation. Pallbearers carrying a coffin during a funeral. carolynabooth/Pixabay