Henry Bromell, the executive producer of Showtime's critically-acclaimed "Homeland", has died of a heart attack at the age of 65. Bromell's longtime agent and friend, Peter Benedek, said that the veteran television writer and producer died Monday, March 18 at a Los Angeles area hospital.
"Henry was a profoundly decent and generous man," so "Homeland" executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa said in a statement. "A great writer and a great friend. No matter how crazy things got, when he was in the room, you knew everything was going to be okay. Everybody here at Homeland is grieving, and we will miss him beyond words."
Television network Showtime also released a statement with regard to Bromell's death. "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. "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."
Twentieth Century Fox TV and Fox 21 offered sincere condolences to Bromell's wife and sons William and Jake through a statement, saying, "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."
In addition to "Homeland" and "Brotherhood", Bromell's works include "Homicide: Life on the Street", "Northern Exposure" and "I'll Fly Away". He shared an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 2012 as a producer of "Homeland", which won the awards for outstanding drama series and best TV drama at the respective events. In 1993, he received an Emmy nomination for "I'll Fly Away".
Funeral plans for Bromell are not announced yet.