Manny Coto at the 24: Live Another Day 2014 TCA Panel
Manny Coto at the 24: Live Another Day 2014 TCA Panel

24 Writer Manny Coto Dies from Pancreatic Cancer

Manny Coto has died at the age of 62 following a 13 month long battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed away while surrounded by his loved ones.

Coto joined 24 for the fifth season which received critical acclaim and won the 2006 Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series. He continued with the show through the eighth and final season in 2010. Afterwards Coto joined Showtime’s Dexter as an executive producer and won the Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2011.

In 2014, Manny Coto served as co-creator and showrunner on the limited series 24: Live Another Day which received critical acclaim and was nominated for three Emmy awards. In 2017 he co-created 24: Legacy and served as showrunner alongside Evan Katz.

Besides 24, Coto had an illustrious career of contributing to acclaimed television shows like Star Trek: Enterprise, American Horror Story, Tales from the Crypt and more. Our deepest condolences go out to Manny Coto’s family and friends.

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Been a while since I last commented here. Just wanted to commiserate with you all on the loss of Manny, who salvaged Star Trek: Enterprise in its final season and executive produced a decent coda for the original run of 24 with Live Another Day. He’ll be missed.

Manny was a rarity in Hollyweird with his frank honesty… when asked during a Reddit AMA what his biggest regret was while making 24… his answer was “Episodes 5-24 of Season 6″… BURN!!!

RIP Manny… vaya con dios.

I’ll always remember how generous this guy was with his time back when we were all going shithouse over 24s 5th glorious season, he’d take the time to answer fan questions on his forum after the airing of each episode.

RIP to an absolute legend!

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