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Henry Bromell dies, leaving impressive 'Homeland' legacy

Henry Bromell dies: The award-winning TV director and writer on 'Homeland,' Henry Bromell also worked on "Northern Exposure," ''Chicago Hope," ''Rubicon" and "Brotherhood."

By Lynn ElberAssociated Press / March 19, 2013

Henry Bromell, TV producer of Homeland.

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Henry Bromell, an Emmy Award-winning executive producer for the TV series "Homeland," has died, a representative said Tuesday. He was 66.

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Bromell died Monday at a Los Angeles area hospital, Peter Benedek, his longtime agent and friend, said Tuesday.

The cause of death could not be confirmed.

Last year, Bromell shared in Emmy and Golden Globe best-drama awards for Showtime's "Homeland." In 1992, he won a Humanitas Prize, given to work that meaningfully explores the human condition, for the TV drama "I'll Fly Away."

Bromell was "an immensely talented and prolific" writer and producer, Showtime said in a statement. His other TV credits included "Northern Exposure," ''Chicago Hope," ''Rubicon" and "Brotherhood."

"Henry was a profoundly decent and generous man. A great writer and a great friend," ''Homeland" executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon said in a statement. "Everybody here at 'Homeland' is grieving, and we will miss him beyond words."

On Showtime's Homeland Facebook page, this message was posted:

"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. 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."

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

Funeral plans were not immediately announced.

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Lynn Elber can be reached at lelber(at)ap.org and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lynnelber

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