Henry Bromell Dead: Homeland Executive Producer Passes Away at Age 66

Celebrity News Mar. 19, 2013 AT 4:40PM
Henry Bromell attends the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents "An Evening with Homeland" on March 21, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. Henry Bromell attends the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents "An Evening with Homeland" on March 21, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. Credit: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com

Henry Bromell, executive producer of the Showtime series Homeland, has passed away. He was 66.

Bromell died on Monday, March 18 at a Los Angeles area hospital, his agent and friend, Peter Benedek told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Times reported that Bromell's death was caused by a heart attack.

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"We are deeply saddened by our dear friend Henry Bromell, who has been part of the Showtime family for over a decade," Showtime executives said in a statement of their coworker, who worked on the award-winning show (starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis) since its premiere in 2011. "Henry was an immensely talented and prolific writer, director and showrunner, and his work on Brotherhood and Homeland was nothing short of brilliant."

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"His passion, warmth, humor and generosity will be greatly missed," the statement continued. "Our hearts and thoughts go out to his wife and family."

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Benedek said Bromell is survived by his wife Sarah and two sons, William and Jake.

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