Submitted on Friday, 3/29/2013, at 12:05 PM

The entertainment world recently mourned the passing of writer and television producer Henry Bromell ‘70, creative force behind such critically-acclaimed television series as Northern Exposure, Homicide: Life on the Street and Homeland,the last of which earned him an Emmy last year. He died March 18, at the age of 65.

In 2010, he spoke at Amelie Hastie’s class, “Knowing Television,” where he credited Amherst professors for encouraging his love for writing and film. “I started a film society, finagled some Super 8 film and proceeded to make some really bad films,” he told students at the time. Bromell, a short story writer and novelist published in the New Yorker, didn’t own a television when he was tapped to write for Northern Exposure.

“Henry was a profoundly decent and generous man.  A great writer and a great friend.  No matter how crazy things got, when he was in the room, you knew everything was going to be okay,” Homeland co-creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, told the Hollywood Reporter.