David Mills, Emmy Winner, Writer For HBO's 'Treme,' Dies At 48


David Mills, a staff writer and co-executive producer on HBO's upcoming series "Treme" died March 30. He was 48.
A former newspaper feature writer, Mills, died of a brain aneurysm in New Orleans, according to HBO.
The 10-episode Treme, a dramatization of musicians, chefs and other citizens trying to rebuild their lives three months after Hurricane Katrina devastated NOLA, will bow on the premium network on April 11.
Mills, who attended the University of Maryland and went on to write for The Washington Post, gained his first TV writing credit for Homicide in 1994, according to the Internet Movie Database. He co-wrote the show's season-two episode "Bop Gun" with "Treme" co-creator David Simon, for which they won the Writers Guild of America award in 1995. Mills then went to work for "Picket Fences" and later "NYPD Blue." He earned a pair of Emmys for co-writing and executive producing HBO's miniseries The Corner.
"HBO is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend and colleague David Mills," said the network statement in a statement. "He was a gracious and humble man, and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him, as well as those who were aware of his immense talent. David has left us too soon but his brilliant work will live on."