An HBO spokesman says David Mills, a co-writer and co-executive producer of the HBO series "Treme," has died in New Orleans.

Diego Aldana says Mills died Tuesday night.

He was a writer for "The Wire," "The Corner" Homicide: Life on the Street," "and "ER" among other shows.

Treme, a new drama on HBO, is set to premiere April 11. The series is set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and is being filmed in the city.

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