Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Hannibal writer-producer Scott Nimerfro dies, says showrunner

Posted on

Jody Cortes/Getty Images

Scott Nimerfro, an executive producer and writer on shows like Hannibal and Once Upon a Time, has died, Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller revealed on Twitter Monday. Although Fuller didn’t specify the cause of death, Nimerfro previously spoke about his struggle with angiosarcoma — a cancer in the inner lining of blood vessels with which he was diagnosed in 2015 — in a January video.

“RIP @ScottNimerfro BELOVED #HANNIBAL WRITER OF BLOOD EAGLES & MUSHROOM CORPSES NOW FREAKING OUT SQUARES IN NEXT LIFE,” Fuller wrote on Twitter. Once Upon a Time creator Adam Horowitz also paid tribute to Nimerfro on Twitter, writing, “RIP to our dear friend and #OnceUponATime colleague @ScottNimerfro — a lovely man and a true talent, we love and miss you.”

Prior to working on those two shows, Nimerfro produced and wrote for Ringer, Pushing Daisies (another Fuller project), and Tales from the Crypt. He also served as an associate producer on 2000’s X-Men. See Fuller and Horowitz’s tweets below.