By Maureen Lee Lenker
September 25, 2020 at 05:25 PM EDT
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Courtesy of Hutchins family

Jeremy Hutchins, the showrunner for Entertainment Weekly's Quibi series Last Night's Late Nighthas died. He was 37.

Hutchins' family confirmed to EW that he died on Sept. 15 in Los Angeles.

Hutchins was a veteran television producer, having worked on The View; 106 & Park; Ice & Coco; post-shows for the BET and Soul Train Awards; Kandi Koated Nights; and After-Trek, a post-show for Star Trek: Discovery for CBS All Access.

Most recently, Hutchins shepherded EW's Quibi series Last Night's Late Night to the screen as its showrunner. The show launched in April and has been running ever since.

"I will always remember him telling me how much he roots for me and that he's my biggest fan," his brother, Everette, said in a statement. "I always found that funny because I was always the one being starstruck when I found out about some of the people he got to work with. But that’s who he was. He was humble and proud of his family and friends. He truly wanted the best for everyone he knew and was everyone's biggest fan."

Jeremy Hutchins was born on Nov. 22, 1982, in the Bronx, N.Y., where he grew up in Co-Op City and attended Grace Dodge Vocational High School. There, he discovered a passion for TV production, getting an internship with Bronxnet, a public access cable network. He also acted as a kid host for a Generation Y show on Metro TV in New York City. 

His love for production came from his late father, who took a camera or camcorder with him everywhere he went. Being privy to the production of these home movies, Hutchins developed a love for being behind the camera, soaking in the early skills of being a TV producer.

Hutchins began his career producing talk shows on Bronxnet at Lehman College, ultimately scoring his longest-running job on BET's 106 & Park from 2008 until the show ended in 2014. From 2018 to 2019, he was the showrunner of Vice Live for the Viceland network, before transitioning to his role as showrunner on Last Night's Late Night. 

He was a devoted Yankees, Knicks, and Giants fan, as well as a lover of professional wrestling, Star Trek, Star Wars, and 1980s cartoons like Thundercats and Transformers. 

Hutchins is survived by his mother Miriam, brother Everette, nephew Ethan, and nieces Desiree and Trinity.

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