The writer of the hit US TV sitcom Unsightly Betty, Silvio Horta, has died elderly 45, his consultant has showed.
The display’s big name The usa Ferrera mentioned she used to be “surprised and heartbroken” after the TV author and govt manufacturer used to be discovered useless on Tuesday in Miami.
Unsightly Betty ran for 4 seasons from 2006 to 2010 and used to be tailored from the Colombian display Yo soy Betty, l. a. fea.
Ferrera posted an image of the 2 of them in combination on Instagram, describing the inside track as “devastating”.
“His skill and creativity introduced me and such a lot of others such pleasure and light-weight,” wrote Ferrera, who starred as Betty Suarez – an untrendy and naive Mexican-American journalist who takes a task at a high-end New York type mag.
The function received the 35-year a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award.
“I am considering of his circle of relatives and family members who should be in such a lot ache at the moment – and of the entire Unsightly Betty circle of relatives who really feel this loss so deeply.”
Horta’s other folks refused to remark at the nature of his dying.
‘The American dream’
Cuban-American Horta used to be born in Miami and studied movie at New York College, earlier than getting his large spoil in 1998, writing the screenplay for the horror-thriller City Legend.
He got here up with two sci-fi TV displays, Jake 2.zero and The Chronicle, earlier than Unsightly Betty – which received him the Golden Globe for highest comedy collection in 2007.
On the time he said: “Like maximum people up right here, Betty is an immigrant and The American Dream is alive and smartly and in achieve of anyone who desires it.”
Vanessa Williams, who performed model-turned-modelling corporate boss Wilhelmina Slater added she used to be “nonetheless in surprise after listening to the tragic information”.
Michael Urie performed Slater’s assistant Marc St. James at the programme and he recalled how Horta “gave me an enormous spoil”.
“I listen from LGBTQ other folks at all times that the display helped them,” he added. “Me too. He and that display will at all times be with me.”
Fellow actor Chris Gorham, who gave the impression in different of Horta’s productions, mentioned he can be “ceaselessly thankful for his creativity, his huge center, and his friendship”.
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