'Wire' writer David Mills dies at 48

david-mills.pngDavid Mills, who won two Emmy awards for his HBO miniseries "The Corner", died in New Orleans on Tuesday (March 30) where he was working on his upcoming HBO series "Treme."

Mills, who began his career as a features writer for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post, wrote mostly for crime and police dramas including "Homicide: Life on the Street," "NYPD Blue," and "The Wire." His latest project, "Treme," is about New Orleans residents struggling to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Katrina.

Mills' friend and collaborator David Simon is one of the creators of the series. He tells Washington Post that Mills' death happened "very suddenly." Mills, age 48, was sitting in a director's chair, then slumped in the chair and "never regained consciousness."

Simon remembers Mills as a "very good listener. He was great at dialogue because he listened to people. He was quite a shy person in a lot of ways."

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