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RIP, David Mills

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by lisa_simpson, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. lisa_simpson

    lisa_simpson Active Member

    Wasn't sure if this should go here, or in Anything Goes, but David Mills - former reporter for both the Washington Post and Washington Times, and an Emmy-winning TV writer who contributed to many SportsJournalists.com faves, including Homicide, NYPD Blue, ER and The Corner - died yesterday of a brain aneurysm at age 48. He was currently working on HBO's Treme, which is due to premiere in two weeks.
  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Heartbreaking. Sepinwall, who considered Mills a friend, with a nice tribute.

  3. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    A terrible, terrible way to go.

    (are there any "good" ways to go?)

  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    If possible, I want to go like my grandfather did - peacefully, in his sleep.

    Not screaming in terror, like his passengers.


    Sorry, I had to. RIP, Mr. Mills.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Honestly, I'd never heard of this person before today.
    He sounds like a really talented and intelligent guy and I'm sure this is a great loss to many people beyond his immediate family.
    Condolences to all who knew him and RIP, David Mills.
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Saw this today.
    just 48.
    dumb question but was he white or black? Photo of him on poynter made him look whiter than me.
    yet the tributes kept calling him black.
  7. Dr. Howard

    Dr. Howard Member

    This is just flat-out as sad a thing as I can imagine. A wonderful voice stilled. At 48.
  8. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    A very nice tribute.

    Mills wrote the teleplay for "Soft Eyes" in season 4 of The Wire and was an extensive contributor in season 5.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Wow. Awful news.

  10. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I read a story yesterday indicating he was black, noting he was light-skinned.
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