Award-winning executive producer of "Homeland" Henry Bromell dies at age 65

Award-winning executive producer of

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This 2012 photo released by Showtime shows Henry Bromell, executive producer of the Showtime series "Homeland" is photographed on the set in Charlotte, N.C. Bromell's longtime agent and friend, Peter Benedek, said Bromell died Monday at a Los Angeles area hospital. He was 66. The cause of death may have been a heart attack, Benedek said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Showtime, Kent Smith)


Associated Press

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 5:14 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 20 at 5:14 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Award-winning executive producer for the television series “Homeland,” Henry Bromell died at the age of 65 said a representative Tuesday.

Bromell died Monday at a Los Angeles area hospital said Peter Benedek, his longtime agent and friend.  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 described as “an immensely talented and prolific” writer and producer, Showtime said in a statement.  Other television credits of Bromell’s 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."

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

Funeral plans were not immediately announced.