Ben Feigin dies at the age of 47.
According to Deadline, the executive producer, who is best known for creating the CBC television series Schitt’s Creek, passed away from pancreatic cancer. Despite the fact that Dan Levy is the name that immediately comes to mind when discussing Schitt’s Creek, Feigin’s financial savvy was what actually helped the program launch and succeed.
In addition to curating the Schitt’s Creek international tour and the Netflix documentary Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell, according to the source, Feigin “sourced non-traditional financing and sold the series on a non-exclusive basis to multiple licensees worldwide.”
An Emmy for best comedy series, two GLAAD Media Awards for best comedy series, a Golden Globe for best musical or comedy television series, and a Producers Guild Award for outstanding producer of episodic television for a comedy series were all given to Feigin for his work on Schitt’s Creek.
Feigin took part in the first live event that was aired in collaboration with AOL and featured singers and comedians. He also worked as the Executive Producer for the duo’s debut concert movie, Cheech & Chong: Hey Watch This, and the 2008 film Cheech & Chong: Roasted, which saw them reunited after a 25-year hiatus.
Feigin leaves behind his wife, celebrity agent Heidi Feigin, and their daughter Ellie, who is 11 years old.