Kevin Turen, a producer on HBO’s “Euphoria” and “The Idol,” has died at the age of 44. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.
Turen was a rising star in Hollywood, having produced several critically acclaimed films and television shows in recent years. He was also the co-founder of Little Lamb Productions, a production company that he launched with his wife, Evelina Turen.
Turen’s most notable credits include the critically acclaimed HBO drama “Euphoria,” which follows a group of high school students as they navigate the challenges of adolescence. He also produced the upcoming HBO drama “The Idol,” which is set in the world of Los Angeles pop culture.
Turen was a passionate and talented producer who was deeply loved by his friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.
Early Life and Career
Kevin Turen was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1979. He grew up in a family of filmmakers and developed a passion for the industry at a young age. After graduating from college, Turen began working as a production assistant on various films and television shows. He quickly rose through the ranks and began producing his own projects.
Turen’s breakthrough came in 2019 when he produced the critically acclaimed HBO drama “Euphoria.” The show was a ratings success and earned critical acclaim for its portrayal of teenage life. Turen’s work on the show earned him a nomination for a Producers Guild of America Award.
Turen was also working on the upcoming HBO drama “The Idol” at the time of his death. The show is set in the world of Los Angeles pop culture and stars Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd. Turen was a co-producer on the show and was heavily involved in its development.
Kevin Turen was a rising star in Hollywood who was taken from us too soon. He was a passionate and talented producer who will be greatly missed. His work on “Euphoria” and “The Idol” will be enjoyed by audiences for many years to come.
Many friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Turen since his death.
- Jay Penske, CEO of PMC, a close friend of the producer, said in a statement: “Kevin was a bright light in our industry and a true friend to so many. He was a passionate and talented producer who always put his heart and soul into his work. He will be deeply missed.”
- Sam Levinson, creator of “Euphoria,” said in a statement: “Kevin was a brilliant producer and a true visionary. He was a driving force behind ‘Euphoria’ and his contributions to the show were immeasurable. He was also a kind and generous friend who always had a smile on his face. I am devastated by his loss.”
- The Weeknd, star of “The Idol,” said in a statement: “Kevin was a true genius and a visionary. He was a pioneer in the world of television and his work will continue to inspire us for years to come. I am heartbroken by his loss.”
Kevin Turen was a talented and passionate producer who left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. He will be deeply missed by his friends, colleagues, and fans.