Scott Nimerfro, Writer and Producer on ABC's 'Once Upon a Time,' Dies at 54

Scott Nimerfro - H 2016

Scott Nimerfro - H 2016

He also collaborated with Bryan Fuller on the series 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Hannibal.'

Scott Nimerfro, a writer and producer on such shows as Pushing Daisies, Hannibal and the current ABC drama Once Upon a Time, died April 17 in Minneapolis, a representative from WME confirmed. He was 54.

Nimerfro recently announced that he was suffering from angiosarcoma, a cancer in the inner lining of the blood vessels. He was diagnosed about a year ago and spoke about his battle here.

On Monday, Hannibal showrunner and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller revealed the news of Nimerfro's death on Twitter, where Once Upon a Time creator Adam Horowitz also paid tribute to him, calling him "a lovely man and a true talent."

Nimerfro's last credit was that of producer on the March 6 episode of Once Upon a Time.

Nimerfro served as a production assistant on Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), and in the early 1990s he wrote and produced for HBO's Tales From the Crypt. He later worked on such series as The Outer Limits, Til Death Do Us Part, Perversions of Science, Stargate: Atlantis and Ringer, and was an associate producer on Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000).

Survivors include his partner Kathrine Tchaikovsky, ex-wife Lani Nimerfro and children Ila, Ruby and Cash.