Netflix writer and trans activist Camila Maria Concepción died last week by suicide at the age of 28, her representative told Variety. Concepción was a writer on the zombie series, Daybreak, and served as a writers’ assistant on Gentefied, the bilingual show about three Mexican-American cousins.
“We are heartbroken by the loss of Camila Concepción,” the Gentefied team said in a statement. “She was hired as our writers’ assistant on Gentefied, but quickly made her way into our hearts as a sister, writer, and friend. She co-wrote episode 109 ‘Protest Tacos,’ and we were so blown away by her amazing talent and unique voice. She was definitely a force to be reckoned with and we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our brightest stars.” In a statement, Netflix praised the California native, calling Concepción a “talented writer with a passion for storytelling, lifting up underrepresented voices, and fighting for representation in front of and behind the camera.”
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