A legendary Hollywood screenwriter and playwright has passed away at the age of just 44.
Nathan Louis Jackson was an established producer who was best known for his work on the drama series Shameless and the Marvel series Luke Cage.
According to the reports, the man passed away from heart complications at his Kansas home on August 22. His grieving wife, Megan Mascorro-Jackson, has since spoken out and told The Hollywood Reporter that her husband recently suffered an aortic dissection – a tear in the aorta.
The wife also confirmed that the family will not complete an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.
At the peak of his career in Hollywood, Jackson worked as a co-producer and executive story editor for the Marvel show Luke Cage. He also wrote two episodes for the series.
Among other major achievements, the actor won a number of awards and penned the likes of Broke-ology and When I Come to Die.
His screenwriting credits also include Resurrection, Genius, and S.W.A.T.
“The series makes a bigger, grander statement about African American men and how we view them,” he previously said of his work on the beloved Marvel series Luke Cage.
“It is undoubtedly a Black show. But at the same time, it’s just a superhero show. We deal with something all the other superheroes deal with. We just do it from a different standpoint.”
Paying a tribute to the late Hollywood mastermind was his family who in a statement remembered Jackson as a “warm” and “kind” man with passion and love for Kansas City.
“Jackson’s work often showcased his love for his hometown. Having lived and worked on both coasts, Nathan’s heart belonged in Kansas City,” their statement read.
“Nathan was especially passionate about bar-b-que and his Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson was a devoted supporter of the arts community within Kansas City.
“Jackson will be remembered by his loved ones for his warmth and kindness, and his phone calls. He did not believe in text messaging, preferring to speak voice to voice whenever possible.”