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December 10, 2012

Reinhold Weege, Prolific Comedy Writer-Producer and Creator of Night Court

Weege also wrote for M*A*S*H, Fish, Barney Miller and more.

Reinhold Weege, a comedy writer and producer best known as the creator of Night Court, the NBC comedy that aired from 1984-1992 and earned seven Primetime Emmy Awards and 31 nominations, died December 1, 2012, in La Jolla, California. He was 62.

According to news reports, he died of natural causes.

Weege, who wrote for M*A*S*H, FIsh and Barney Miller before creating Night Court, was born December 23, 1949, in Chicago.

He worked as a newspaper reporter in suburban Illinois before trying his hand in Hollywood.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills. For more information, contact Bonnie Covelli at

In lieu of flowers, donations can may be made to the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute.

More about Weege's life and work is available at:

Hollywood Reporter

Los Angeles Times

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