Thad Mumford, Emmy Award Winning Writer and Producer of ‘M*A*S*H’, Dies at 67

Updated On 16 Sep, 2018 Published On

Thad Mumford, an Emmy Award-Winning television writer and producer who worked on the ’70s and ’80s hits like M*A*S*H, The Electric Company, ALF and A Different World, has died after a long illness. He was 67.

Mumford's death was confirmed by his sister-in-law Donna Coleman. She told TheWrap that Mumford died on September 6 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Mumford had a successful career in the television industry. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mumford had begun his acting career at a time when few African-Americans were given opportunities in the industry.

Before his entry to industry, Mumford used to work as a page for the local NBC affiliate WRC-TV while in high school.

After high school, he moved to New York City to attend Fordham University where he got a job as a writer on PBS’ The Electric Company, for which he won an Emmy Award in 1973.

Shortly after Mumford's passing news emerged, fans and his many former colleagues paid tribute to him online.

Here're some of the tweets, check them out.

In addition to Donna, Mumford is survived by his brother Jeffrey Mumford; niece Josephine Coleman-Mumford; stepmother Gloria Mumford; stepbrother Donnell Cooper; stepsister Karen Cooper.

Rest In Peace Thad Mumford!

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