Ben Feigin, an award-winning producer and founder of Equation Unlimited, LLC, died Monday of pancreatic cancer.
The “Schitt’s Creek” star was 47.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Feigin’s death was confirmed by United Talent Agency, his former employer.
Feigin was the executive producer on “Schitt’s Creek,” serving as a key force in the series’ development and launch.
He is credited as the architect of the series’ non-traditional financing model and a key force in licensing the show territory by territory.
Feigin also steered ancillary enterprises for the series, such as the documentary “Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell,” a pop-up immersive experience based on the show and other merchandising projects.
For the final season of “Schitt’s Creek,” Feigin received an Emmy for outstanding comedy series, a Producers Guild Awards for outstanding producer of episodic television for a comedy and a Golden Globe for best musical or comedy television series.
He also received a GLAAD Media Award for best comedy series in 2020 and 2021.