Screenwriter, musician Paul Quarrington dies

Best known for series such as 'Chilly Beach,' 'Tom Stone'

TORONTO -- Canadian film and TV screenwriter, novelist and musician Paul Quarrington died Thursday of complications from lung cancer.

A statement on his website said Quarrington, 56, died peacefully at home, surrounded by friends and family, "his brave battle with cancer" now over. Quarrington is best known to Canadian TV audiences for penning scripts for homegrown TV series like "Chilly Beach," "Tom Stone" and "Power Play." A graduate of the Canadian Film Center in Toronto, Quarrington's movie credits include "Camilla," "Whale Music," "Giant Steps" and "Perfectly Normal."

He was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in May and spent the remaining months of his life being publicly celebrated by Canada's film, music and literary communities.

Quarrington is survived by two teenage children, Carson Lara and Flannery.
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