Heidi Ferrer, a tv and movie author identified for her work on “Dawson’s Creek” and “Wasteland,” died on May 26, her husband Nick Guthe confirmed to Variety. She was 50.
Ferrer died by suicide after an ongoing battle with long-haul COVID-19. She first contracted the virus in April 2020 and noticed her well being worsen. By May 2021, she was bedridden as a consequence of fixed bodily ache and suffered from extreme neurological tremors, along with different signs.
Born in Salinas, Kans., Ferrer made her option to Los Angeles by the late ’80s to pursue an performing profession at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. A number of years later, she pursued screenwriting and offered her first spec, “The C Word,” to producer Arnold Kopelson, setting her down on a path that will result in her 24 years as a member of the WGA.
In 1999, Ferrer served as a author for a number of episodes of the hit teen drama “Dawson’s Creek” and “Wasteland,” on which she labored with producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. Over her profession, she offered screenplays and pitches and did re-writes for main studios. Her 2008 film, “Princess,” for ABC Family did nicely for the community and performed for a few years.
That identical 12 months, Ferrer pivoted her writing expertise to the online the place she began her weblog, GirlToMom.com, to doc her then-infant son’s battle with progressive childish scoliosis. As her on-line following grew, so did the incorporation of writing into the weblog. In 2014, she was invited to talk at the WeblogHer Conference.
For her passionate advocacy, the Infantile Scoliosis Project honored Ferrer in 2010 with the National Hero Award. In her reminiscence, the group has named the annual Parent Initiative Award after her.
Ferrer is survived by her mom, Nancy Gilmore; sisters Laura Frerer-Schmidt and Sierra Summerville; her husband Nick Guthe, a screenwriter, director and producer; and her 13-year-old son, Bexon.
If you or anybody is having ideas of suicide, please name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/assets.
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