French actress and New Wave icon Jeanne Moreau, known best for her roles in Jules & Jim and Elevator to the Gallows, died of natural causes at her Paris apartment on July 31st. She was 89.
"A legend of cinema and theater … an actress engaged in the whirlwind of life with an absolute freedom,” French president Emmanuel Macron tweeted of Moreau. Pierre Lescure, president of the Cannes Film Festival, added in a statement, "She was strong and she didn't like to see people pour their hearts out. Sorry, Jeanne, but this is beyond us. We are crying."