"Homeland" writer-producer Henry Bromell dead at 65

NEW YORK - JULY 28: Henry Bromell attends a special preview of "Rubicon" a new drama series from AMC hosted by AMC and Vanity Fair at The High Line Room - The Standard Hotel on July 28, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Henry Bromell Henry S. Dziekan III

A representative says Henry Bromell, an executive producer for the TV series "Homeland," has died.

Bromell died Monday at a Los Angeles area hospital, Peter Benedek, his longtime agent and friend, said Tuesday.

The cause of death could not be confirmed.

Last year, Bromell shared in Emmy and Golden Globe best-drama awards for "Homeland." He initially served as a consulting producer during the Showtime series' first season, before receiving a promotion to an executive producer position during season two.

The 65-year-old Bromell was "an immensely talented and prolific" writer and producer, Showtime said in a statement. His other TV credits included "Northern Exposure," "Chicago Hope," "Rubicon" and "Brotherhood." In 1992, he won a Humanitas Prize for the TV drama "I'll Fly Away."

"Henry was a profoundly decent and generous man. A great writer and a great friend," "Homeland" executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon said in a statement. "Everybody here at 'Homeland' is grieving, and we will miss him beyond words."

He is survived by his wife, Sarah, and sons William and Jake, according to his agent.

Funeral plans were not immediately announced.

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