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RIP Homicide/The Corner Screenwriter David Mills

March 31, 2010

As The Sun and other outlets are reporting, David Mills has died. A reporter with The Washington Post, Mills moved from journalism into television as a writer for Homicide: Life on the Streets, the series based on his college friend David Simon’s book. He went on to adapt Simon and Ed Burns’ book The Corner for a 2000 HBO mini-series, winning an Emmy for writing as a result. He wrote for several other series but was back at work with Simon on the latter’s new HBO series Treme when he collapsed on the set in New Orleans. The cause of death was a brain aneurysm. He was 48.

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