EW Staff
June 26, 2012 AT 10:24 PM EDT

UPDATE: Nora Ephron has passed away.

Director and writer Nora Ephron — best known for films such as You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and Julie & Julia, is ailing, TMZ reports.

Premature reports of her death circulated after longtime friend Liz Smith posted a eulogy on The Women on the Web, but according to TMZ, she is still alive and the nature of her illness has not yet been confirmed.

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