3rd Rock producer found dead

Exec dies at 50 on Hawaii holiday

Sitcom producer Aron Abrams, whose credits include Everybody Hates Chris and Third Rock From The Sun, has been found dead in a hotel room.

Police discovered the body of the 50-year-old in the Fairmont Orchid hotel in Hawaii on Christmas morning.

He had been on holiday with his wife, and police do not suspect foul play. A post-mortem will be conducted tomorrow.

Abrams also wrote for the animated series King Of The Hill, on which he was a consulting producer, and worked as a producer on family sitcom Ground For Life, which is currently being adapted by the BBC.

Published: 30 Dec 2010

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