Ben Feigin, a native of Silver Spring, executive producer of the Emmy-winning TV show Schitt’s Creekdied Monday at age 47 at his Los Angeles home, according to published information.
Feigin died of pancreatic cancer, according to NBC Washington, and is survived by his wife Heidi and 11-year-old daughter Ellie.
Eugene Levy, co-creator of the series and one of its main characters, tweeted on Wednesday: “We were saddened to hear the news of Ben Feigin’s passing. Schitt’s Creek his family sends their deepest condolences to his wife Heidi, his daughter Ellie, and all his family and friends. We will miss him.”
Feigin, a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, won an Emmy in 2020 when Schitt’s Creek was named Outstanding Comedy Series, which was one of nine awards the sitcom received.
During his Hollywood career, Feigin, who founded Equation Limited, worked for studios such as Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. and for major agencies such as United Talent Agency and the William Morris Agency, according to NBC Washington.
According to Los Angeles TimesFeigin has also worked on other popular TV shows such as Friends, The west wing and Emergency room.
A memorial service for Feigin will be held Thursday at Mount Sinai Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, Calif. Her family is asking for donations in her memory for Stand Up to Cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.