Emmy-Winning Producer Denise Cramsey Dies at 41
Emmy-winning producer Denise Cramsey has died. She was 41.
Said her agency, WME, in a statement: "It is with tremendous sadness that the immediate and extended family of Denise Cramsey is confirming her death yesterday due to a brain aneurysm suffered in the morning. At Denise’s side were her fiancé Scott, best friend Risa and brother Billy. Continuing the spirit of charity and kindness that embodied Denise, her organs will be donated. We thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers and words cannot express our sadness with the loss of Denise."
NBC released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: "NBC is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of School Pride Executive Producer Denise Cramsey. Denise was not only a friend and colleague, she was a respected producer and passionate about her craft. Our condolences go out to her family during this time."
Herb Ankrom, the co-executive producer on School Pride gave this statement: "I had the distinct honor of working alongside Denise for the past seven years. Not only was she a colleague but she was a best friend. Her legacy is her shows, which prove she was a woman with great integrity and compassion for all people which in turn touched the heart of thousands around the world."
Cramsey worked for 69 News in Pennsylvania in the 1990s. Later, after moving to Los Angeles, she went on to win awards for producing ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, True Beauty and TLC's Trading Spaces.
She was nominated for four Emmys, winning two. She also received a Producers Guild Nomination.