Producer Heather Hicks Ervin Dies at 39

Heather Hicks Ervin Obit Dead

Heather Hicks Ervin, a coordinating producer at David Kohan & Max Mutchnick’s  KoMut Entertainment, died unexpectedly on December 22 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She was 39.

Ervin was also a development executive at Mutchnick’s Too Mutch Ink company.

She had worked with Kohan and Mutchnick for 12 years, starting out as an executive assistant on “Will & Grace.”

She was promoted to coordinating producer in 2006, working closely on all aspects of creative and production affairs including the upcoming show “Buzzy’s.” Ervin worked with Mutchnick on creative affairs for his new company, including on the new HBO show “Quick Shots of False Hope.”Kohan and Mutchnick said in a statement: “We’ve lost so much more than the woman who ran the daily operations of our company for the last 12 years. We lost a surrogate mother, a moral compass, a joyous presence, a sharp and organized thinker, a drinking buddy, a truly funny person, and a deeply kind, deeply loving soul.”

Ervin previously worked in New York as executive assistant at Viacom and manager in production events for MTV.

Born in Clifton Park, New York, she graduated from American U. and started her entertainment career as an assistant in the events department at Radio City Productions.

The funeral will be held in New York on Saturday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9 in Clifton Park. A Los Angeles memorial is set for Thursday, January 8, at Warner Bros.

Donations may be made to a scholarship fund being established for her two children via You Caring or the Matthew & James Ervin Fund, c/o KoMut Entertainment, 4000 Warner Boulevard, Building 140, Suite 201, Burbank, CA 91522.

Ervin is survived by her husband, Jason Ervin, and two young sons.


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  1. Sam says:

    This is so sad. I pray that her sons and her family are given peace and comfort.

  2. Sandra Gawinski says:

    Heather Hicks Ervin and her parents were wonderful neighbors and friends; they resided across the street from us in the early 90’s. She sat for our 2 young sons and every sitting date was an “adventure” for them. She was wonderful; so full of life & promise. She proved to be a real risk taker in her career which brought her to her success. We send our thoughts and prayers to her family/friends & loved ones. She will be missed by many many people
    .May God bless & comfort her family in their most difficult of times.

    E. James & Sandra Gawinski

  3. Jorge says:

    She was in good heath. It’s just unbelievable. I saw her facebook profile and it had a picture of her oldest son with a Santa Claus hat on. I believe she was in that hospital doing her job as a producer and not as a patient. She must have had a bad impression, her cause of death is still unknown. We never know when our time is going to come. What happened to her is called natural cause death. It happens.

  4. Glenn C. says:

    You never know. One day you think you have everything and suddenly….nothing.
    At least on this planet. What we take for granted!

  5. EK says:

    Tragic and sad. RIP.

  6. She was so young to died. I wanted to wish her family all the luck in the world.

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