Euphoria and The Idol producer Kevin Turen dies aged 44

Hollywood producer Kevin Turen has died at the age of 44.

The executive, who was best known for his work on HBO’s Euphoria and The Idol, died suddenly over the weekend.

A statement via Deadline from Turen’s father Edward Turen said: “Kevin was so incredibly special, this world is going to be less without him.”

Some of his other works include X, All Is Lost, Irma Vep, Sharp Stick and Netflix film Pieces of a Woman.

Jay Penske, CEO of Deadline’s parent company PMC and close friend said: “Despite his many achievements in Hollywood, Kevin’s greatest passion was his family and friends.

“He was so proud of his children. He and his wife, Evelina, were resolved that their children grow up with great values and ensured they make a difference in the broader world.”

Concluding: “Our collective heart breaks for them, and we all feel such a profound sense of loss.

“We will miss Kevin so much, and this town lost one of its brightest rising stars today.”

Turen was born on August 16, 1979, in New York City, New York and was both a producer and a writer.

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He studied cinema at Columbia University.

He was passionate about film and was said to have a photographic memory, meaning he could recall every film he’d ever seen.

The creative is survived by his wife Evlina, whom he married in 2012, and his children.

The Idol aired earlier this year and was one of the most talked-about shows of the summer, starring music superstar Abel Tesfaye better known as The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp but proved to be controversial and was axed.

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According to IMDb, he had a whole host of upcoming projects with his name attached including the upcoming season of Euphoria.

His other projects included The Eternal Champion, Solitary, Gossamer, MaXXXine, Green Lantern Corps and Francis and the Godfather.

He was also named as a producer on an untitled the Weeknd and Trey Edward Shults project.

Turen’s death comes after Euphoria star Angus Cloud tragically died earlier this year with the show’s creator Sam Levinson leading tributes.


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