Veteran ‘Wire,’ ‘ER’ Screenwriter David Mills Dies

by | March 31, 2010 at 11:42 AM | Celebrities, Celebrity Deaths

Actor Wendell Pierce in HBO's Treme (HBO)

Actor Wendell Pierce in HBO's Treme (HBO)

NEW ORLEANS

An HBO spokesman says David Mills, a veteran television writer who worked on ‘ER‘ and ‘The Wire,’ has died in New Orleans.

HBO spokesman Diego Aldana says Mills died Tuesday night but didn’t know the cause of death.

Mills also wrote for ‘The Corner‘ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street‘ among other shows.

He is co-writer and co-executive producer of the new HBO series ‘Treme.’

The drama is set to premiere April 11. The series is set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and is being filmed in the city.

Read: Anticipation Building For HBO’s ‘Treme’

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