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Schitt’s Creek executive producer Ben Feigin dies at 47 after battle with pancreatic cancer


Schitt’s Creek executive producer Ben Feigin dies at 47 after battle with pancreatic cancer

  • Ben Feigin, who served as executive producer of the hit sitcom Schitt’s Creek, died Monday at the age of 47
  • The Emmy Award winner died of complications from pancreatic cancer, Deadline reported
  • The outlet also reported that he was the mastermind behind a number of the show’s fascinating marketing strategies.
  • Feigin was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • He is survived by his wife, Heidi, and his 11-year-old daughter, Ellie.

Ben Feigin, who served as executive producer of the hit sitcom Schitt’s Creek, died Monday at the age of 47.

The Emmy Award winner died of complications from pancreatic cancer, Deadline reported. He was instrumental in making the show happen.

The outlet also reported that he was the mastermind behind a number of the show’s fascinating marketing strategies.

Tragic: Ben Feigin, who served as executive producer of hit sitcom Schitt’s Creek, died aged 47 on Monday

It was reportedly Feigin’s idea to tour internationally with LiveNation, and he helped secure the Netflix Best Wishes documentary, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell.

He even worked to turn a New York City into a permanent Schitt’s Creek.

Feigin was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Marketing: The outlet also said he was the mastermind behind a number of the show's fascinating marketing strategies (pictured 2019)

Marketing: The outlet also said he was the mastermind behind a number of the show’s fascinating marketing strategies (pictured 2019)

Honors: Throughout his career, Feigin has won numerous awards, including an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Producers Guild Award, all for Schitt's Creek (pictured 2018)

Honors: Throughout his career, Feigin has won numerous awards, including an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Producers Guild Award, all for Schitt’s Creek (pictured 2018)

He helped make history with the first live-streamed event featuring both musicians and comedians.

Feigin also reunited Cheech and Chong in the movie Cheech & Chong: Hey Watch This.

He is survived by his wife, Heidi, and his 11-year-old daughter, Ellie.

Starred: Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy starred on the show which ran from 2015 to 2020 (pictured 2018)

Starred: Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy starred on the show which ran from 2015 to 2020 (pictured 2018)

Dozens of episodes: Eighty episodes of the series have been made over the years and have received numerous accolades during its run (photo 2018)

Dozens of episodes: Eighty episodes of the series have been made over the years and have received numerous accolades during its run (photo 2018)

Throughout her career, Feigin has won numerous awards, including an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Producers Guild Award, all for Schitt’s Creek.

The seminal late-2010s sitcom centered on a family who become victims of fraud and go from “extremely rich to penniless overnight”. The only asset they have left is a small, rudimentary town: Schitt’s Creek. They settle there. Culture shock ensues,” according to the show’s IMDb page.

Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy starred on the show which ran from 2015 to 2020.

Eighty episodes of the series have been made over the years and have received numerous accolades during its run.

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