Producer Kevin Turen died over the weekend. He was responsible for “Euphoria,” “The Idol,” and Ti West’s “X” trilogy. He was 44. The cause of death is not yet known. Penske Media Corporation’s CEO, Jay Penske, was a close friend of Turen and released a statement about his passing.
Kevin Turen Dies at 44
While Kevin had many achievements in Hollywood, his greatest passion was for his family and friends, Penske said. It was obvious that he was very proud of his children. In their commitment to raising their children with great values and ensuring they make a difference in the world, he and his wife, Evelina, made it a goal. We all feel a profound sense of loss for them, and our collective hearts break for them. Kevin is one of the town’s brightest rising stars, and we will miss him so much.
Turen co-founded Little Lamb Productions with Ashley and Sam Levinson in 2018, so he was well-known for working with them. One of their best-known works is the critically acclaimed drama series “Euphoria” on HBO, which centers on a drug-addicted teen played by Zendaya and is renowned for its stylized aesthetics and grim plot.
Additionally, Turen created the HBO series “The Idol,” which follows a pop sensation (Lily Rose-Depp) who falls in love with a cult leader (Abel Tesfaye). Additionally, Levinson’s film “Assassination Nation,” which Turen produced.
Together with his work with Levinson, Turen produced a number of movies for independent filmmaker Ti West. West is the writer and director of the new trilogy of slasher flicks, which includes “X,” “Pearl,” and the upcoming “MaXXXine.” Mia Goth, who portrayed Maxine and Pearl in the movies, is a star.
The dramas “Waves” on A24, “Pieces of a Woman” on Netflix, “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” starring Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal, “The Birth of a Nation,” “99 Homes,” and “All Is Lost” with Robert Redford are among the other films Turen has produced.
Before co-founding Little Lamb, he worked at Infinity Media, Treehouse Pictures, and Phantom Four, where he was appointed president of production. His two children and wife, Evelina, survive him.