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Homeland executive producer dies suddenly of heart attack

Homeland executive producer Henry Bromell has died of a sudden heart attack.

Bromell, 66, was a driving force on the creative team behind the Emmy-winning cable drama, which recently wrapped its second season, and held sole writing credit on several episodes.

According to Variety, Bromell went to UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica on Monday afternoon complaining of shortness of breath and collapsed in the waiting room. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

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Bromell wrote several novels and short-story collections before joining the writing staff of the NBC crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street in 1994. He began his producing career on Homicide during the show's third season and thereafter worked as both writer and producer on the network series Northern Exposure and Chicago Hope and on the cable series Carnivale, Brotherhood and Rubicon.

Bromell also wrote and directed the 2000 feature film Panic and the 2002 Showtime biopic Last Call, based on the life of F. Scott Fitzgergald.

"We were lucky to work with Henry on and off for the past 18 years," 20 th Century Fox and production company 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."

Bromell is survived by his wife, Sarah, and their two sons.

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