Prolific TV and Film Writer, Director and Producer Dead at 52

Jul 22, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A prolific writer, director and producer whose career in feature films and television spanned more than 25 years has died. Variety reports that John Fasano, 52, died in his sleep Saturday night.

"In television, Fasano wrote more than 17 movies, including TNT’s 'The Hunchback,' for which he received a Writers Guild Award nomination in 1996; the Tom Selleck hit 'Stone Cold'; the Iraq war docudrama 'Saving Jessica Lynch'; and Westerns such as 'The Legend of Butch and Sundance' and 'Hannah’s Law,'" the story reports.

Among Fasano's feature film credits are “Another 48 Hrs.,” “Tombstone,” “Universal Soldier: The Return” and “Alien 3.”

"In the digital space, John created and wrote 'Woke Up Dead,' a series for Sony’s Crackle site featuring Jon Heder and Josh Gad," the Variety report adds. "He also worked as a script doctor and screenwriting guest lecturer at AFI and the Writer’s Boot Camp. He was president of the screenwriting seminar at the Sony/Canal+ Equinoxe screenwriting seminar in France."

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