Screenwriter of ?ER? and ?The Wire? David Mills Dies in New Orleans

Screenwriter of ?ER? and ?The Wire? David Mills Dies in New Orleans

HBO spokesman Diego Aldana said Wednesday that veteran television writer David Mills who won award for his series “The Wire” and “ER” passed away Tuesday night in New Orleans at the age of 48. He died after collapsing on the set of his latest production.


According to a statement of doctors at Tulane Medical Center, Mills died of a brain aneurism from his latest series “Treme”. Mills was stricken and hospitalized while he was filming a scene at Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter for his HBO series. The statement said that he died in an unconscious state.


According to co-executive producer David Simon, Mills was such a talented man who loved arguing ideas. The reason was because Mill thought an argument would help bring about smarter and deeper ideas. However, Mills’ argument did not go in any angry or mean-spirited way. Simon said that Mills and he first met each other at the newsroom of their college newspaper.


HBO released a statement about Mills’ abrupt death and said that the death made people in the network including his dear friends and colleague sad and regrettable.


According to Wendell Pierce who acted as detective Wiiliam “Bunk” Moreland in “The Wire” and a musician in “Treme”, Mills collapsed Tuesday while he was talking.  Though medics rushed to the scene, Mills was not saved. Pierce described Mills as a gracious and a humble man. “The Wire” actor said that though Mills at such a young age but what he had done will always be remembered. Pierce add that Millls was one of the most talented people working in TV.


Treme is an upcoming American drama television series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. The series is scheduled to premiere April 11, 2010, on HBO. The series is named after the Creole neighborhood known for its rich musical history.


Before working as a screenwriter, David Mills had been a reporter for the Washington Post. Some of his works included “ER”, “The Wire”, “The Corner,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “NYPD Blue” and short-lived NBC miniseries “Kingpin”.

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