Richard Glatzer, 63, who wrote and directed the Alzheimer's drama Still Alice alongside his husband, Wash Westmoreland, while battling ALS, died Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Julianne Moore won a best-actress Oscar last month for her work in the title role.

Diagnosed in 2011 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Mr. Glatzer took on the Still Alice project in a very early stage of his illness. By the time of the film's press tour in late 2014, he was able to communicate only by typing on an iPad with his big toe.

Mr. Glatzer collaborated with Westmoreland on a number of films, including the 2006 Sundance winner Quinceañera. - AP