Remembering Reality TV Veteran Denise Cramsey

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By Richard Horgan Comment

Variety‘s Stuart Levine pays tasteful tribute to Emmy Award winning reality TV producer Denise Cramsey (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Trading Spaces, School Pride), who passed away last night after being taken off life support.

The 41-year-old collapsed Tuesday after working out with a private trainer at the Hollywood Production Center and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital with what turned out to be a brain aneurysm. She was engaged to be married to filmmaker Scott Farquharson, with whom she had recently purchased a home.

“It’s impossible to put into words,” said Tom Forman, who as executive producer of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition hired her to be his co-executive producer. She would eventually rise to executive producer and show runner when he left the series. “She was not only one of the best people I ever met, but one of the healthiest. She’s the last person in the world who I thought would suffer any health-related issues.”

Levine captures Cramsey’s indomitable spirit through interviews with several other TV industry colleagues. FishbowlLA extends its sincerest condolences to the Pennsylvania native’s family, co-workers and friends.

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