David Mills, an Emmy-award winning writer/co-executive producer working on David Simon’s new HBO series "Treme," died of an aneurysm while on set Tuesday night, according to The Washington Post.
Mills, whose credits include writing for "The Wire," "Homicide: Life on the Streets" and "NYPD Blue," was also a producer on "Treme." The series is set in New Orleans, three months after Hurricane Katrina and is set to premiere on HBO on April 11, 2010.
Mills also was a staff writer for the Washington Post in the early 1990s, writing frequently about hip-hop culture.
According to the Post, "Mills is also well known for his incendiary 1992 Washington Post profile of Sister Souljah in which the rapper claimed that the L.A. riots were "revenge" against a system of white oppression." Click here to read Mills profile of Souljah.