TV Producer Dies From Knee Surgery — He Had Projects in Development at FX

Jul 2, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A producer who had been working on a number of projects for FX died in L.A. from complications related to knee replacement surgery.

Variety reports that FX confirmed Wednesday that David Kennedy died June 14. He was 73.

Kennedy was a top talent agent in the 1970s and 1980s before making the transition to producing, Variety notes.

“Kennedy was most recently developing several projects at FX under a first-look deal with FX Prods., including a narrative take on the 2012 AIDS activism documentary ‘How to Survive a Plague,'” the story reports.

Kennedy produced a number of TV movies, including the Emmy-winning 2005 CBS drama “Saving Milly.” He was also behind Showtime’s “Our Fathers.”

Variety notes: “Kennedy spent 12 years as head of TV for ICM, based in New York where he represented such notables as Robin Williams, Lorne Michaels, Eddie Murphy, Dick Clark, Debbie Allen and Joe Piscopo. He segued to the production side with his move west to work as senior VP of programming for Pearson Television and Reg Grundy Prods.”

He was later the president of Dan Curtis Productions. He had been working on a reboot of a Curtis property, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” the Variety report notes.

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