'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Co-Creator Dead at 54 CNN
A director, producer and screenwriter who co-created the 1990s Will Smith sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" has died. CNN reports that Jeff Pollack, who directed films including “Booty Call" and "Above the Rim,” was found dead Monday. He was 54.
Pollack was found along a walking trail in Hermosa Beach, Calif., early on Dec. 23.
“According to authorities Pollack, who was reportedly an avid runner, was not alive at the time he was discovered. He was found wearing a jogging outfit and with a music player. While the cause of death has not yet been determined, police said they do not suspect foul play,” the story reports.
Authorities reportedly believe Pollack died of natural causes while exercising.
Pollack was a business partner of entertainment manager Benny Medina, who inspired “Fresh Prince,” the story notes.