In a sad development for HBO's acclaimed series 'Euphoria', producer Kevin Turen passed away in a tragic incident earlier this month. This marks the second grievous loss for the 'Euphoria' team following the untimely death of actor Angus Cloud in July.
Turen, known for his work on 'Euphoria' and 'The Idol', met an untimely demise on November 12 while driving on a California freeway. Initial reports from TMZ indicated the sudden nature of his death. Recently, further details have emerged, revealing the cause as heart failure while he was at the wheel of his Tesla.
In a harrowing turn of events, Turen was accompanied by his 10-year-old son during the incident. Faced with a dire situation as his father suffered a medical emergency, the young child displayed remarkable composure by steering the Tesla, which was on autopilot, to safety on the side of the freeway and subsequently calling 911.
Medical Examiner's Findings
The medical examiner's report has now confirmed that Turen's death was a result of multiple heart issues. Specifically, acute cardiac dysfunction and hypertrophic heart disease were identified as the primary causes, with coronary artery disease also noted as a contributing factor.
Kevin Turen, aged 44, is mourned by his wife, Evelina, and their two sons, Jack and James. The couple had been married for 11 years. Edward Turen, Kevin's father, expressed his profound grief in a statement to Deadline. "Kevin was so incredibly special, this world is going to be less without him," he said.
Turen's professional legacy includes several noteworthy projects. He collaborated with 'Euphoria' creator Sam Levinson on 'Operation Endgame', 'Assassination Nation', and 'Malcolm & Marie', highlighting a career marked by creativity and impact in the film industry.
This loss closely follows the death of Angus Cloud, a 25-year-old actor from 'Euphoria', who tragically passed away in July due to an accidental drug overdose. The 'Euphoria' community and its fans are now grappling with the profound impact of these consecutive tragedies.