Veteran 'Wire,' 'ER' screenwriter David Mills dies | Top AP Stories | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "David Mills, a veteran television writer who worked on the award-winning series 'ER' and 'The Wire,' has died. He was 48.
Mills died Tuesday night in New Orleans, said HBO spokesman Diego Aldana, declining to provide any other information. No cause of death was released and an autopsy is pending.
Mills had been living in New Orleans while co-writing and acting as co-executive producer of the new HBO series 'Treme.' He wrote two of the upcoming episodes, which are being shot in the city. The drama is set to premiere April 11."
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