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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Celebrated Comedy Show Writer, Creator Alan Kirschenbaum Dead of Apparent Suicide

Deadline is reporting that veteran comedy show writer/creator Alan Kirschenbaum apparently committed suicide last night. He was 51.

Kirschenbaum most recently co-created and executive produced with Ajay Sahgal the upcoming midseason CBS comedy series Friend Me. He recently left the show for unknown reasons.

Kirschenbaum and Sahgal scored in May when their Friend Me was one of only two CBS comedy pilots to land series pickups.

Kirschenbaum, son of comedian Freddy Roman, previously co-created and executive produced with Greg Garcia the long-running CBS sitcom Yes, Dear. He also worked on Garcia’s My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope.

Source: Nellie Andreeva, Deadline

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