By Rebecca Sheir
A veteran television writer who began his career as a reporter for The Washington Post has died. David Mills won accolades for his work on the Baltimore-based series, "The Wire."
Mills started his television-writing career with longtime friend and "Wire" creator David Simon in 1994. The pair wrote an episode of "Homicide" and won a Writers Guild of America award. In 2007, Mills won an Edgar for "The Wire."
Mills had been living in New Orleans while co-writing the new HBO series, "Treme." Cast member Wendell Pierce, who played Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire," says Mills collapsed on the "'Treme" set Tuesday. A spokesperson for HBO says Mills died Tuesday night.
No cause of death was released. An autopsy is pending.