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Earl Pomerantz, ‘Cheers’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Writer, Dies at 75

Earl Pomerantz, ‘Cheers’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Writer, Dies at 75

Earl Pomerantz, the Emmy-winning television writer behind “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Cheers,” died Saturday at age 75.

His death was announced Monday in a blog post by his friend Ken Levine, a fellow television writer for “Cheers,” M*A*S*H,” and “Frasier.” No cause of death has been confirmed yet, but Levine wrote that Pomerantz’s “serious health problems” had only begun as recently as “about five weeks ago.”

In his last entry made on his personal blog, “Earl Pomerantz: Just Thinking,” Pomerantz spoke of a “troubling eye problem.”

“Can’t write. Be back when I can,” he wrote in late January. “In the meantime, thanks for the company. I’ve never had more fun writing. So long. And as The Cisco Kid used to say, ‘See you soon, Ha!'”

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Pomerantz also wrote for “The Cosby Show,

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