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Scott Nimerfro, ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Hannibal’ Writer, Dies at 54

Scott Nimerfro, a veteran TV writer-producer who worked on such shows as ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and NBC’s “Hannibal,” has died. He was 54.

News of his death on April 17 was reported via social media by “Hannibal” showrunner Bryan Fuller and others with whom Nimerfro worked with over the years.


Earlier this year Nimerfro, who lived in Woodbury, Minn., revealed that he was suffering from angiosarcoma, a cancer that affects the blood vessels. He said he was diagnosed in April 2015.

Prior to his work on “Once Upon a Time” and “Hannibal,” Nimerfro served as a writer and producer on series such as “Ringer,” “Tales From the Crypt” and “Pushing Daisies,” a dramedy also created by Fuller.  In 2000, he was an associate producer on the Bryan Singer-directed feature “X-Men.”

Other colleagues of Nimerfro’s, including “Once Upon a Time” co-creator Adam Horowitz, “Once Upon a Time’s” Rebecca Mader and “Hannibal’s” Lara Jean Chorostecki , took to twitter to pay tribute to the writer.

Nimerfro’s survivors include girlfriend Kathrine Tchaikovsky, former wife Lani Nimerfro and three children: Ila, Ruby and Cash.

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