Melissa Mathison

  • Died: November 4, 2015
  • Location: Los Angeles, California


Melissa Mathison

Oscar-nominated screenwriter of 'E.T.'...

Melissa Mathison, who was Oscar-nominated for original screenplay for Steven Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial" and also wrote "The Black Stallion," died Wednesday in Los Angeles after an illness, her brother Dirk Mathison confirmed, according to Variety. .For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

In honourable memory....

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2019


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   November 26, 2016

May the God of comfort give the Mathison familycomfort and peace.

Posted by R R - IL   November 13, 2015

RIP my Childhood Friend I called "Missy". We were BFF's in elementary school in Hollywood! Even in her youth she was SO SMART and SO FUNNY! Entertain the Angels in Heaven with your Loving and Whimsical Stories! Condolences to the Mathison and Ford Families.... Love from Sandy Crompton Selma formerly from the Hollywood Hills area...❤❤❤❤❤

Posted by Sandy Crompton Selma - Woodbridge, VA   November 12, 2015

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   November 11, 2015

loved E.T and all her work, actually. she'll be missed and loved. rest in peace, melissa.

Posted by cianna ruble - pottsville, AR   November 10, 2015

Prayers for all her many friends, family and fans!!

Posted by Cheryl Bean - Kountze, TX   November 10, 2015


Posted by michelle plakas-kaiser - kaiserslautern, germany   November 08, 2015

Sincere condolences to you all. Life is eternal and you will see her again. May your faith sustain you during this difficult time.

J. Pompi
South Carolina

Posted by A friend   November 08, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by J    November 08, 2015

Please accept my condolences sorry for your loss' Matthew 11:28,29,30, (a source of comfort)

Posted by - GA   November 07, 2015

God bless Melissa Mathison's children and all family members. My condolences to all. She made many children and families very happy with her amazing talent and won't be forgotten. Rest with God Melissa. Amen

Posted by Cindy - AL   November 07, 2015

My deepest condolences to the family.
May the God of compassion, shower the
family with strength to cope with
the loss of your dear beloved one.
May the family forever cherish the
beautiful and precious moments
shared together.
During the days ahead may he comfort
you, and shower you with his love
and compassion.
My heartfelt prayers are with the family.
(Psalms 121)

TE, Louisiana

Posted by A friend   November 07, 2015

Beloveds, I know Melissa will truly be missed. May our Heavenly Father give you strength and bless you with peace during this difficult time. Psalms29:11

Posted by A friend   November 07, 2015

My condolences to your family. Please find comfort in the memories you have of Melissa and may it help to ease the pain you are feeling. Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.

Posted by A friend   November 07, 2015

i wish i could have known her. God bless to her and her family and friends.

Posted by A friend   November 06, 2015

Condolences to the family and friends. May you experience the comfort that God gives to those that suffer the loss of one so dear.

Posted by VSW - ALabama   November 06, 2015

Thank you for E.T. This movie will forever touch hearts. My deepest condolences to her family.

Posted by - Charlotte, NC   November 06, 2015

To the family and friends of Melissa Mathison, deeply sorry for your loss. Times like these can be very difficult so pray constantly. Phillipians 4:6-7 admonishes us to throw our anxiety on our Heavenly Father he in turn will strengthen you and place peace upon your mind and heart. I hope you all are able to find comfort and heal very soon.

Posted by Andrea - NC   November 06, 2015

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by J - MD   November 06, 2015

The movie E.T. is one of those classic movie that always will be remembered and watched for many generations. As her family tries to continue forward may you remember Gods promise in Philippians 4:6,7 " Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts".

Posted by Jamie Peterson - OH   November 05, 2015

Our prayers and condolences go out to the Families and Friends of Melissa Mathison and Harrison Ford. Our family really enjoyed the talents of Melissa in the movie of "ET". We would watch that movie over and over again and it never gets old. Cherish all the many memories and joyful times that you all have spent together. May God Almighty continue to give you strength, courage, and peace in the days ahead. Isa. 41:10, 13

Posted by V H - IL   November 05, 2015

My children and I enjoyed watching E.T. together. We applaude Mrs. Mathison's talent. Although your hearts may be breaking, I pray that in the days and weeks ahead you will find peace.

Posted by - Paterson, NJ   November 05, 2015

Mindy, our deepest condolences to you and all your family on the loss of your sister. Peace and Grace to you all.
Connie Lewis

Posted by A friend   November 05, 2015


God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.

Posted by Jane Dowling - Waterbury, CT   November 05, 2015

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by - OH   November 05, 2015


Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   November 05, 2015


In God's care rest in peace

Posted by Dwayne Bickham,Sr. - Dayton, OH   November 05, 2015

Our deepest and heart felt condolences to the family.

Posted by Karen & Bobby Veitch - Brownwood, TX - Fans & Friends   November 05, 2015

Condolences to the Mathison and Ford
families. May God provide an abundance
of peace and comfort to strengthen
and sustain you at this time of your

Posted by A friend   November 05, 2015

From the moment Melissa Mathison wrote the screenplay for the movie "E.T.", she stole our hearts with her talent and great imagination. It's unfortunate that we won't be able to continue enjoying of her creativity... My sincere condolences to her children and family for the loss of their beloved mother and friend. May they continue to cherish the good memories they all enjoyed together, and may our Heavenly Father become their Source of strength to help each one of them to endure their loss - for He promises to become a Stronghold to those with a broken heart...

Posted by - FL   November 05, 2015

My condolence go out to the family of Melissa Mathison.

Posted by Tammy Davis - Nashville, TN   November 05, 2015

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   November 05, 2015


God bless you Melissa and all those who love you. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   November 05, 2015


Heaven just got one of the all time best story tellers back. We who are left behind are so grateful for Ms. Mathison's life and the brilliant works she left us. May her loved ones be comforted with the peace of Christ which surpasses all human understanding. God bless you all. Thank you for sharing this lovely woman with us.

Posted by sally margaret sewell turner - goose creek (Charleston), SC   November 04, 2015

Mathison and Ford family, my sincere condolences to you for the loss of Melissa. Our Heavenly Father has promised to be "our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". May you draw close to Him for the needed support during this difficult time.

Posted by J. Lewis - PA   November 04, 2015

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by DS    November 04, 2015

DMy sincere condolences to the (Mathison) Ford family. May your family remember all the accomplishments she accomplished and all the happy shared memories , most importantly God's word can offer us so much encouragement doing difficult times. Philippians4:6-7.

Posted by D Tyler - MS   November 04, 2015

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Melissa Mathison