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'Homeland' Writer-Producer Henry Bromell Dies: Cast, Crew Pay Tribute

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Mar 20, 2013 | 9:17am EDT
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Henry Bromell, an Emmy Award-winning writer/executive producer for Homeland, died at age 65 of a suspected heart attack at a Los Angeles hospital, a representative announced on Tuesday.

Today, colleagues and executives at Showtime remember the "immensely talented and prolific" writer and producer, who shared an Emmy and Golden Globe last year for the hit series, starring Claire Danes and Damien Lewis. 

"Henry was a profoundly decent and generous man. A great writer and a great friend," the show's executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon said in a statement. "Everybody here at Homeland is grieving, and we will miss him beyond words."

A former novelist, Bromell had spent 30 years in the CIA then made his first foray into television writing on the show Northern Exposure, which was a big leap for him at the time. "I didn't even have a television set then," he recalled in a 2001 interview. His other credits include 1993's Homicide: Life On The Street, Chicago Hope, I'll Fly Away, and more.

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"We were lucky to work with Henry on and off for the past 18 years," studio Twentieth Century Fox TV and Fox 21 said in their own statement. "He was a supremely talented writer and as kind and warm a person as you could ever meet. He will be deeply missed at the studio and on Homeland. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and children."


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