Autumn Snyder: The Truth About Zack Snyder’s Daughter’s Death and Cause of Death

Autumn Snyder was the adopted daughter of Zack Snyder, an American producer, director, cinematographer, and screenwriter. She committed suicide on March 12, 2017, after battling with depression. Before Autumn died in 2017, she had a passion for writing and was hoping to become an actor and screenwriter – just like her father.

Autumn’s death, however, came as a shock to her parents who were hopeful that their daughter would overcome depression. Although she did not win the battle over depression, her death helped to create awareness about suicide.

Summary of Autumn Snyder’s Biography 

  • Full name: Autumn Snyder
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: November 27, 1996
  • Autumn Snyder’s Age: 20 years old (as of the time of death)
  • Ethnicity: Asian
  • Nationality: American-Chinese
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Autumn Snyder’s Parents: Zack Snyder and Denise Weber
  • Siblings: 7
  • Famous for: Being the daughter of Zack Snyder

Autumn Snyder was Originally From China

Autumn Snyder was born on the 27th of November 1996. Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder are not Autumn’s biological parents as she is originally from China and is of Asian descent. However, after she was adopted by Zack Snyder, she lived her life in California, USA as the child of a celebrity filmmaker.

Autumn Snyder

Details about her biological family have never been revealed to the public and we cannot say for sure if she knows them or not. On the same note, details about Autumn’s age when she was adopted have remained hidden from the media, however, there are reports that she was adopted around the age of one.

We cannot say for sure what Zack saw in Autumn that made him decide to adopt her, but what we know is that he loved her so much.

She Had Seven Siblings

Autumn Snyder was blessed to come from a big home as she has seven siblings. When Zack Snyder was married to Denise Weber, they had two biological children: Olivia and Eli. The then couple adopted two other children; Autumn and Willow.

After Denise and Zack got divorced, he got into a romantic relationship with Kristen Elin who had two sons for him – Jett and Ezekiel. In 2004, Zack got married to Deborah Snyder with whom he adopted two children – Cash and Sage. This brings the number of siblings Autumn had to seven.

Autumn Snyder was Passionate About Writing

As Autumn Synder grew, she developed a passion for writing. She would write in her diary and even write a novel as a teenager. There are reports that she may have picked up interest in writing from her father as Autumn and Zack had a good father-daughter relationship.

Autumn even played a minor role in Man of Steel, a movie directed by her father. If you watch the scene where General Zod and Superman fought closely, you may have spotted her. Autumn had hopes of becoming an actress and a writer someday and that passion for the arts drove her to become a student at Sarah Lawrence College.

Autumn Snyder was Battling With Depression

From a distance, one would think that Autumn Snyder was a very happy child, as it seemed she had her whole life ahead of her. The average person would have thought that she has everything she needed to make her happy. However, all that soon proved to be a mere facade, a cover-up for the real struggles she was battling with on the inside.

Zack Snyder has revealed some conversations he had with Autumn where she would question her self-worth, and wonder what she needed to do. Zack would have to reassure her that she is worth more than anything in the world.

Autumn Snyder was battling depression and no amount of material possessions was enough to help her find self-worth, contrary to popular belief that celebrity children didn’t have problems because their parents are rich.

When her head was clouded, she would relieve herself through writing. She was on prescription drugs and was seeing a therapist to help her condition, but even that was not enough.

Autumn Snyder Committed Suicide at the Age of 20

Zack Snyder’s hope that one day his daughter would overcome depression and maybe build a successful career for herself in the entertainment industry was dashed on the 12th of March 2017 when she lost the battle with depression by taking her life.

According to some reports, Autumn had overdosed on Acute Citalopram and Diphenhydramine. Acute Citalopram is said to be a prescription drug for those struggling with depression and other depressive disorders.

Her Death Took a Toll on Her Family Members

Accepting that Autumn Synder did not win her battle over depression was not easy for Zack Snyder and his family. Autumn took her life around the time when Zack Snyder was working on DC’s  Justice League.

Autumn Snyder

When this happened, Zack thought that he would avoid the pain and focus all of his energy on work but two months after he realized he needed to take a break and be there for his remaining seven children. His wife, Deborah Snyder who was a producer on Justice League also took a break.

When Zack took a break, Joss Whedon stepped in to complete Justice League, unfortunately, fans were not so happy with the outcome and kept clamoring for Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League to be released. The hashtag #SynderCut became such a global movement that DC had to succumb.

Zack channeled the pain he felt from his daughter’s death to produce Snyder’s Cut and at the end of the movie, he added ‘For Autumn’ showing his love for the departed soul.

Autumn Snyder Did Not Leave The World Without Making Impact

Autumn Snyder questioned her worth while she was alive but her father, Zack Snyder, would see that she was worth the whole world and he proved it even in her death. After Autumn committed suicide, Zack Snyder went all out to help create awareness about suicide. He started a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and was able to raise up to $750,000.

Zack and Deborah Snyder hope that one day they will be able to publish the manuscript of Autumn’s superhero book. According to Zack, Autumn always added a quote from Chuck Palahniuk that says “We All Die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will”. She may not have lived for so long, but the suicide awareness that has gone out as a result of death has certainly outlived her.

The Late Zack Snyder’s Daughter was Involved in Charity

Autumn Snyder had a big heart, a heart that could accommodate so many people. In 2014, when she was 18 years old, she created a charity called ‘Write-A-Thon’. The aim of her charity organization was to help end homelessness for mothers and children. From the looks of things, writing was not all she got from her father, she also got his philanthropic nature.

Hugo Wright
Hugo Wright
Hugo has extensive professional writing experience and has been writing and editing articles on multiple platforms for several years now. Away from work, he is a football addict who loves to catch up on his favourite pastimes.


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