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January 11, 2013

T.S. Cook, Primetime Emmy-Nominated Writer

In addition to penning feature films like The China Syndrome, Cook wrote widely for television and earned an Emmy nom for The Tuskegee Airmen.

T.S. Cook, a writer and producer who earned an Oscar nomination for the feature film The China Syndrome and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for writing the made-for-television movie The Tuskegee Airmen, died January 5, 2013, in Los Angeles. He was 65.

According to news reports, the cause was cancer.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Cook attended Denison University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. He began his entertainment career in television, and wrote episodes of such series as Baretta, The Paper Chase and Texas Justice. He was also a producer on the action series Airwolf, for which he wrote several episodes.

In addition, he wrote many television movies, including Nightbreaker, for which he won a WGA Award in 1990, as well as Out of the Darkness, High Desert Kill, In the Line of Duty: Street War, Texas Justice, Forgotten Sins, High Noon and Lucy.

Most recently, he wrote the 2008 Syfy channel movies The Hive and NYC: Tornado Terror.

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