TV writer Mike Martineau dies at 53

Penned episodes of 'Mad About you,' 'Rescue Me'

Mike Martineau, a writer for television series including “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Mad About You,” “The Job” and, most recently, “Rescue Me,” died Sept. 8 of heart disease in North Hollywood, Calif. He was 53.

Martineau grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts, and attended the U. of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to moving to Los Angeles he was a standup comedian in Boston.

He is survived by his wife Karen and daughters Talia and Ava.

A public memorial will be held for Martineau at the First Christian Church of North Hollywood on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to an educational fund for Talia and Ava titled In Trust for Talia and Ava Martineau (care of Bank of America account number: 164107426711).

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