Henry Bromell Dies: ‘Homeland’ Producer Passes Away At 66

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Homeland producer Henry Bromell died Monday at a Los Angeles area hospital, according to USA Today. He was 66.

Bromell’s longtime agent and friend, Peter Benedek, said the cause of death may have been a heart attack.

“We were lucky to work with Henry on and off for the past 18 years,” 20th Century Fox TV/Fox 21 said in a statement. “He was a supremely talented writer and as kind and warm a person as you could ever meet. He will be deeply missed at the studio and on Homeland. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and children.”

The Hollywood Reporter notes that in recent months, Bromell had been particularly involved in recruiting new staff members to the Homeland’s writers room in preparation for the show’s upcoming third season.

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend Henry Bromell, who has been a part of the Showtime family for over a decade,” Showtime said. “Henry was an immensely talented and prolific writer, director and showrunner, and his work on Brotherhood and Homeland was nothing short of brilliant. His passion, warmth, humor and generosity will be greatly missed. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his wife and family.”

Henry talks about how he got involved with Homeland in the video below:

In addition to Homeland (which won Emmy and Golden Globe best-drama awards in 2012) and Brotherhood, Bromell is known for his work on a handful of other shows including Northern Exposure, Homicide: Life on a Street, Chicago Hope, and Rubicon.

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Bromell also wrote and directed the feature film Panic and the F. Scott Fitzgerald biopic Last Call.

Outside of film and television, Brommell was a gifted writer and the author of several books, including Little America, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Bromell is survived by his wife, Sarah; and two sons, including a 4-year-old.