TV Exec Heather Hicks Ervin Dies at 39

Heather Hicks Ervin - P 2014
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She was a coordinating producer for KoMut Entertainment and development exec for Too Mutch Ink

Heather Hicks Ervin, coordinating producer for KoMut Entertainment, died unexpectedly Dec. 22 in New York City. She was 39.

Ervin had worked with KoMut execs David Kohan and Max Mutchnick for 12 years, serving as KoMut's coordinating producer since 2006. She had been working on the sitcom Buzzy's, premiering on TBS in 2015. 

Ervin, who first worked with Kohan and Mutchmick as an executive assistant on their Emmy-winning NBC sitcom Will & Grace, was named development executive of Mutchnick's new company Too Mutch Ink in June 2014. 

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Ervin was born in Clifton Park, N.Y. She received a degree in political science from American University and had previously worked as an executive assistant at VH1 and production events manager at MTV.

"We are heartsick at the loss of Heather Hicks Ervin," Kohan and Mutchnick said in a statement. "We’ve lost so much more than the woman who ran the daily operations of our company for the last 12 years. We lost a surrogate mother, a moral compass, a joyous presence, a sharp and organized thinker, a drinking buddy, a truly funny person, and a deeply kind, deeply loving soul."

Ervin is survived by her husband, Jason Ervin, and two sons: two-year-old Matthew and 10-month-old James.

A funeral will be held in upstate New York on Dec. 27, and a memorial celebrating her life will take place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., on Jan. 8, 2015. Donations to establish a scholarship for her two sons can be sent by clicking here.

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