Kevin Turen, the longtime Hollywood producer best known for the HBO dramas “Euphoria” and “The Idol,” has died, according to reports. He was 44 years old.
According to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter, Turenne died over the weekend.
“Kevin was incredibly special, this world would have been a lesser place without him,” his father Edward Turenne told Deadline in a statement.
Jay Penske, CEO of Penske Media Corporation, parent company of Deadline and THR, and a close friend of Turan’s, told the outlets, “Despite his many accomplishments in Hollywood, Kevin’s greatest passion was his family and friends. He was very proud of his children. .He and his wife, Evelina, were determined that their children would grow up with great values and ensure that they make a difference in the wider world.
Penske concluded the statement, “Our collective hearts break for him, and we all feel a deep sense of loss. We will miss Kevin terribly and this city lost one of its brightest rising stars today. “
Turenne is survived by his wife Evelina and his two sons Jack and James. No cause of death was shared.
Turenne’s working relationship with Sam and Ashley Levinson reached new heights in 2018 when they formed their Little Lamb production company.
USA TODAY contacted Sam Levinson and representatives of PMC.
Under their joint Little Lamb venture, the trio produced the nine-time Emmy Award-winning HBO series “Euphoria,” starring Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Sidney Sweeney, Maude Apatow, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira and the late Angus Cloud. Did. Season 3 is expected to be released in 2025.
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Little Lamb also produced 2020’s “Piece of a Woman” starring Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf; The 2021 film “Malcolm & Marie”, starring Zendaya and John David Washington, and “The Idol”, starring Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp.
Turenne and filmmaker Tee West have also had a close relationship in the industry, working on the upcoming film “Maxxin” as part of a trilogy starring producers “X,” “Pearl” and Mia Goth.
According to IMDb, his first credit as a producer and writer comes from the 2005 film “Wassup Rockers”.
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