‘Treme’ Co-Writer Dies from Brain Aneurysm

David Mills | Photo: The Times-Picayune

By SCOTT WALKER

I tweeted about this earlier, but am just getting a chance to write a little bit longer. I never met David Mills but watched a lot of shows he influenced over the years. He wrote for NYPD Blue, The Wire, Homicide and was a former journalist who wrote for the Washington Post. He was living in New Orleans during the filming of Treme, an HBO series based in New Orleans post-Katrina. The premiere is set for April 11.

The New York Times adds more to the story that I hadn’t seen earlier.

Mr. Mills was the supervising writer-producer for a scene being shot at Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter and was sitting in a director’s chair when he suddenly slumped over. He was taken to Tulane Medical Center, where he died without regaining consciousness.

I found out about Mills’ blog this morning after Times-Picayune TV columnist Dave Walker linked to it. It’s fascinating and shows his tremendous love for music. He was enjoying his time in New Orleans and the opportunity to learn more about the great music scene here.

His last post was dated Monday. He was looking forward to the Treme premiere in two weeks.

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