Aron Abrams, 50, a television producer and writer, who co-produced hit sit-come “3rd Rock From the Sun” has been found dead in his hotel room at a posh Hawaii resort.
Abrams, who also wrote for the sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” featuring comedian Chris Rock, was discovered at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii hotel on the Kohala Coast of Big Island on Christmas Day.
Police said they received an emergency call around 7.45 am. At the moment, no foul play is suspected, pending an autopsy.
The writer was vacationing with his wife, Lynn Lempert, a paediatric dentist, in Los Angeles.
Friends say Abrams died of a heart attack, according to Deadline.com.
Authorities are holding off on any formal announcement.
“We’re going to wait for the autopsy results before we draw any conclusions,” Police Lieutenant Gerald Wike of the Kona Criminal Investigation Section told reporters.
Abrams was also a supervising producer of “Grounded for Life” and co-produced of animated comedy “King of the Hill.”
Abrams had recently signed a deal with CBS to write a half-hour comedy “Raising Men,” based on an Esquire article, and was a consulting producer on Fox animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers,” premiering in January, according to Variety.
Raised in Emerson, N.J.. he attended Oberlin and Connecticut College. Survivors include his wife, two daughters and niece Rachel Abrams, a Variety reporter.