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Emmy-winning writer David Mills dies

Scribe's credits included 'The Wire,' 'ER,' 'The Corner'


David Mills  

David Mills, an Emmy-winning writer and producer whose credits include "ER," "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," died Tuesday night after collapsing on the New Orleans set of the new HBO drama series "Treme." He was 48.

Mills was rushed to the downtown Tulane Medical Center, where he died without regaining consciousness. Doctors said he suffered what appeared to be a brain aneurism.

He had been living in New Orleans while writing for and co-executive producing "Treme," which premieres April 11.

"HBO is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague David Mills," the network said Wednesday. "He was a gracious and humble man and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him as well as those who were aware of his immense talent."

Mills was a writer for the Washington Post during the early 1990s before moving to TV. He won two Emmys as an exec producer and writer on the 2000 HBO miniseries "The Corner." He also was nominated other times for NBC's "ER" and ABC's "NYPD Blue."

He also created and wrote HBO's "Kingpin" and wrote episodes of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street."

Mills won WGA Awards for "Wire" and "Homicide."