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'Evening Shade' Writer Dead at 51 Deadline

Don Rhymer, a writer behind the CBS comedy "Evening Shade" and the 20th Century Fox Animation hit "Rio," has died, reports Deadline.com. He was 51 and died of cancer on Wednesday.

Rhymer wrote for both TV and feature films, with his earliest credits including NBC's "Valerie," the story notes. He also wrote for CBS's "Hearts Afire" and the NBC series "Caroline in the City" and "Bagdad Cafe."

His film credits include "The Santa Clause 2," "Big Momma's House" and its two sequels and "Agent Cody Banks 2." Rhymer started a blog called "Let's Radiate Don" after his diagnosis three years ago, the piece adds.