Henry Bromell, a veteran TV writer and producer, has died after suffering a heart attack, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bromell, who worked on Season 2 of Showtime's "Homeland," was 65.
"We were lucky to work with Henry on and off for the past 18 years. 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," Twentieth Century Fox TV and Fox 21 said in a statement.
Bromell was an executive producer on "Homeland" and wrote the episodes "Broken Hearts," "Q&A," "Representative Brody" and "The Good Soldier." He also worked on "Rubicon," "Chicago Hope," "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Northern Exposure."
The veteran producer took home a Golden Globe and Emmy for his work on "Homeland" and received a Writers Guild of America award for the "Homeland" episode "The Good Soldier."
"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 in a statement. "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."
Bromell had relatives in the intelligence field and spoke with HuffPost TV in December 2012 about the research he and the other "Homeland" writers do to make the show's depiction of intelligence work as realistic as possible.
"It'll make you crazy because of the conflict in your own head, just trying to hold all these pieces together and trying to make decisions based on fragments," he said. " What is it like to be these people and to really, really understand that your job is to keep something hideous from happening, and you're probably going to fail?"