Producer Kevin Turen, known for his work on acclaimed shows like “Euphoria” and “The Idol,” has passed away at the age of 44.
Turen’s sudden death occurred over the weekend, leaving behind unanswered questions about the cause. Survived by his wife, Evelina, and their two sons, Jack and James, Turen’s unexpected departure from the industry has sent shockwaves through Hollywood.
Edward Turen, Kevin’s father, expressed his grief in a statement on Sunday night, emphasizing Kevin’s profound impact, stating, “Kevin was so incredibly special, this world is going to be less without him.”
With a background that began with producing Larry Clark’s “Wassup Rockers,” Kevin Turen’s career soared as he collaborated with industry heavyweights like Sam Levinson on projects such as “Malcolm and Marie.” He also contributed to films like Trey Shultz’s “Waves,” Nicholas Jarecki’s “Arbitrage,” Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” Kornel Mondruczo’s “Pieces of a Woman,” Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes,” and Ti West’s “X” trilogy.
Close friend and CEO of Deadline’s parent company PMC, Jay Penske, paid tribute to Turen’s multifaceted achievements. He highlighted Turen’s dedication to family and friends, underscoring Kevin’s priority on instilling strong values in his children and contributing positively to the world. Penske lamented the loss, acknowledging the significant impact Turen made in the entertainment world, referring to him as one of Hollywood’s brightest rising stars.
Born on August 16, 1979, in New York City, Turen pursued his passion for cinema at Columbia University before making his mark in Los Angeles. His sudden passing has left a void not only in the industry but also in the lives of those who knew him closely.