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'Wire' Writer Dies Just Before 'Treme' Premieres

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Mar 31, 2010 | 6:50am EDT

The WireA writer for one of HBO’s most beloved shows, The Wire, has died – just weeks before the premiere of his highly anticipated new series, Treme

David Mills passed away on Tuesday following a brain aneurysm.

Mills collaborated with series creator David Simon on The Wire, and he served as a writer/executive producer on Simon’s upcoming drama Treme, which is set to premiere April 11 on HBO.

Mills’ previous TV credits include NYPD BlueHomicide: Life on the Street and ER.

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