There are a number of questions and only a few solutions surrounding the dying of tv producer Kevin Turen. The producer of Euphoria and The Idol suffered some form of medical emergency whereas behind the wheel of his Tesla. And whereas he was rushed to a hospital as rapidly as doable, he was pronounced useless there. He was solely 44 years previous.
In response to TMZ, Kevin Turen was driving his 10-year-old son residence from a tennis match when this unknown medical emergency occurred. The automotive was apparently working in its self-driving “autopilot” mode. This is able to have meant the automotive continued to run itself whereas the medical emergency was happening. The mode isn’t meant to run totally with out operator oversight but it surely appears Turen was unable to drive as soon as he was in misery.
Whereas the self-driving mode in Tesla automobiles has been implicated in a couple of automotive accident, one wonders if it could have prevented a severe one that might have additionally injured the kid when the operator was incapacitated. The automobile actually would have behaved in another way if Turen had been actively driving when this occurred, and that might have resulted in a crash. Turen’s son was in a position to navigate the automotive to the facet of the highway himself, the place he referred to as 911.
Turen’s household is insisting that medication or alcohol weren’t concerned in his dying, however an official reason for dying has not been decided at this level. At solely 44 Turen was fairly younger and no underlying well being situations that may have brought about this have been reported, although it is actually doable that there was some undiagnosed subject that he wasn’t but conscious of.
Turen’s greatest success as a producer was undoubtedly the HBO hit Euphoria. Most just lately Turen produced the short-lived The Idol sequence for HBO. He produced initiatives on the massive display as nicely. He produced X and its follow-up Pearl in addition to the Andrew Garfield indie drama 99 Properties and Nicolas Cage meta-comedy The Insufferable Weight of Huge Expertise.
He had a number of initiatives in varied phases of improvement, together with MaXXine, the third movie within the X trilogy. He was additionally an govt producer on WB’s deliberate Inexperienced Lantern Corps film prior the the DCU reboot below James Gunn. That mission has by no means been formally canceled. It’s unclear if he was concerned within the new Lanterns sequence that was introduced as a part of the brand new DCU’s Gods and Monsters cinematic universe launch.
Loss of life is at all times tragic, however maybe it’s even more durable when it’s so surprising. He was reportedly fairly the household man, so his household is clearly devastated. Professionally he probably had a long time of movie and TV initiatives forward of him. Our ideas are with Kevin Turen’s family and friends throughout this tough time.