Wednesday, September 14, 2011
R.I.P. Jeffrey Hodes
Comedy author Jeffrey Hodes has died all of a sudden from cancer treatment-related complications. He is at his 40s. Hodes had cancer but is at remission and was preparing for any bone marrow transplant. He went in yesterday for any bloodstream transfusion when preparing for that transplant when he began getting difficulty in breathing. An MRI revealed bloodstream in the brain and, following a day in intensive care, he was removed existence support this mid-day. For his entire career, Hodes labored with Nastaran Dibai who had been his wife and writing partner. Hodes is made it by Dibai as well as their youthful daughter. Hodes and Dibai labored together on such comedy series as Based on Jim, 3rd Rock In the Sun and also the Nanny and also the Kelly Ripa-starring Hope & Belief. This past year, Hodes and Dibai created a comedy work for ABC with Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos. “Jeffrey Hodes would be a brilliant comedy author, an incredible showrunner along with a wonderful husband and father,” Ripa stated. “I considered myself among the luckiest people alive to call him up a genuine friend. I'll miss him terribly.” The Ripa/Consuelos project was executive created by Aaron Kaplan, who worked with with Hodes and Dibai on several projects, such as the ABC pilot Funny in Farsi, that the writing duo produced. He was an fantastic author as well as an better still husband and father.” Kaplan stated. “The world has lost a really gifted guy.” TV producer Mindy Schultheis seemed to be among Hodes’ close buddies. (Hodes and Dibai authored for that Lifetime comedy Rita Rocks, which Schultheis created) “I’m heartbroken,” Schultheis stated. “I honestly don’t have what to convey just how much he'll be skipped. He'd a love for existence, his family and the work that broken all he did. He wasn't only a remarkably gifted author but he would be a truly wonderful guy.” Up to Hodes’ dying, he and Dibai were becoming co-executive producers on television Land’s lately restored series Happily Divorced, getting back using the Nanny star/co-creator Fran Drescher. The 2 authored the very first season finale from the comedy, their last created episode.