Post by: Sal
Ron Leavitt, a veteran television writer and producer best known for co-creating "Married ... With Children," the raunchy, groundbreaking sitcom that helped put the fledgling FOX network on the map in the late 1980s, has died. He was 60.
Leavitt died of lung cancer Sunday at his home in Sherman Oaks, said publicist Larry Winokur.
Ed O'Neill, who played Al Bundy on the show, said Monday that Leavitt was "one of the funniest guys I ever knew."
"He had a very original way of thinking in terms of comedy," O'Neill said. "He was a brilliant comedic writer."
David Duclon, one of Leavitt's former writing and producing partners, agreed.
"We lost a tremendous talent," Duclon said. "He had a very unique and sardonic view of the world that he was able to translate into his writing, and yet, personally, he was one of the sweetest, gentlest, kindest men I've ever known."